Tres Hermanicas – Nell Snaidas, Daphna Mor and Shira Kammen – bring the depth and sweetness of Sephardic songs and dances to the concert stage. Since music was so central to the daily lives of the Sephardim, particularly in the domain of women, they were able to preserve this astonishing musical heritage for 500 years by oral tradition.
Telling the stories of its people, the program celebrates the songs of the Sephardim, which are filled with tales of exile and courtship, family life, weddings and pranks, infectious rhythm and haunting melodies. This beautiful, poetic Ladino repertoire includes romanzas (ballads of love, loss and adventure), endechas (laments), piyyutim (lyrical embellishments of prayers), and koplas (strophic festival songs), some of which even feature recipes within their texts.
This unique concert will be curated especially for IEMF by Nell Snaidas.
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