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.