Ay Petenera !

Sefardi songs and gypsy memory

Production Les champs du possible

Claire Zalamansky (vocals), Maitane Sebastian (cello, composition and arrangements), Henry Zalamansky (text) and Diego Losa (composer)

A gypsy with a deadly charm, La Petenera was a woman from Paterna de Rivera near Cadix in Andalusia, in the 18th century. Her name was given to a song and a dance of flamenco …

A women with a sulfurous reputation, men’s perdition, she appears in various letras (flamenca lyrics) as the wandering Jew, looking for a her synagogue.

Carmen before its time, la Petenera, who haunts sometimes the men’s hearts and the memory of Spain, is supposed to be at the origin of these Sefardi songs.


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