Judeo-Spanish songs: part 2

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Judeo-Spanish is the vernacular language of the descendants of Jews chased from the Iberian Peninsula in 1492 and 1497. Following their expulsion, the Sefardi Jews (the word Sefarad means Spain in Hebrew) established new communities around the Mediterranean Sea, particularly in regions attached the Ottoman empire: Turkey, Greece, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Syria and Palestine.

Since the end of the 1960’s, the repertoire of popular Judeo-Spanish songs is in fashion in Europe, North and South America, and in Israel. But the major part, if not the whole of it, of the discs put on the market are recordings done by professional musicians from musical transcriptions picked up from anthologies and rearranged. There are very few recordings of these songs in a purely traditional version.
The playlist we propose here is representative of the variety of interpretation.

Learn more about the Judeo-Spanish singing

Visit Joël Bresler’s website : SEPHARDIC MUSIC:

Listen to the radio show: The renewal of Judeo-Spanish music, hosted by Hervé Roten (in French)

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  • Haderech El Hakfar - Keren ESTHER

  • Por la Puerta Yo Pasi - Sarah GORBY

  • Dize La Nuestra Novia - Cantos Judeo-espanoles de Marruecos

  • Ki Eshmerah - The Paruarim

  • La Esposica - Joaquin DIAZ

  • Sez Mezes, Dunula - El NADAV, Raphael YAIR

  • Repente Ladino - Liat COHEN, Ricardo MOYANO, Les Parvarim

  • Una Hira Tiene El Rey - Esther LAMANDIER

  • La Vida Es Un Pasahe - Henriette AZEN

  • Yo Menamori D’un Aire - Cantes Y Romansas Populares Judeo-espagnoles

  • Tres Hermanicas Eran - Sarah GORBY

  • Tu Ojitos Joya Mia - Cantos Judeo-espanoles de Marruecos

  • Yodukha Rayonay - yitshak LEVY

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