Unheard Of!

Sun, 04 May 2014 // 03:30 PM
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC (map)

For the sixth installment of Unheard of!, the Endangered Language Alliance presents sacred and secular song in Jewish languages.

Modern and traditional Ladino music by singer/songwriter Sarah Aroeste. Tracing her Sephardic ancestry from the United States to Macedonia and ultimately to Spain, Aroeste is a leading figure in the revitalization of Judeo-Iberian music. She sings in Ladino, a Jewish-Romance language closely related to Spanish.

Hailing from Brooklyn with roots in Aleppo, Syria, Cantor Yohai Cohen will perform a selection from the Syrian Jewish community’s traditional repertoire in Hebrew and Arabic, accompanied by Zafir Tawil on the oud.