Judeo-Spanish singing by women from Morocco

A radio program by the French Center for Jewish Music, hosted by Hervé Roten.

MUSIQUES JUIVES D’HIER ET D’AUJOURD’HUI - TUESDAY OCTOBER 23rd 2012, JUDAÏQUES FM, 21H05

In Morocco, Jewish women are the keeper of a great repertoire of Judeo-Spanish songs (lullabies, wedding songs…) that shows the evolution of a traditional Jewish way of life that is still very alive.

With the contribution of Vanessa Paloma, researcher at the Hadassah Brandeis Institute from Brandeis University (Boston –USA).
Author of a research around the profound links between music, traditions and beliefs in the Jewish and Muslim populations of Morocco, Vanessa Paloma is also a great artist that plays brilliantly these Jewish Moroccan themes all over the world.
(In French)

Le chant judéo-espagnol des femmes du Maroc - Vanessa Paloma, Hervé Roten (Judaïques FM 94.8)


Officer of the Ordre of Arts and letters, PhD in musicology at Paris University Sorbonne, prize-winning graduate from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, Hervé Roten is the director of the European Institute for Jewish Music since its creation in 2006.
Ethnomusicologist, he quickly developed an interest in the safeguard and digitization of archives, subjects he taught for several years in Reims and Marne-La-Vallée universities.
Author of many articles, books and recordings related to Jewish music, producer of radio programs, Hervé Roten is recognized today as one of the best specialists of Jewish music in the world.

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