First Summer University of Judeo-Spanish in Paris

JULY 8 TO 13, 2012 – CENTRE EDMOND J SAFRA – 6 BIS, RUE MICHEL-ANGE – PARIS 16e


Organized by Aki Estamos and the AIU, in partnership with the CFMJ and INALCO, this first Judeo-Spanish Summer University is all about transmission. Over five days, it will showcase the richness of Sephardic culture through language, cooking and singing workshops, lectures and round tables, performances, screenings and a multimedia exhibition.

It’s open to all, whether enthusiasts or the simply curious, artists or academics, young or old, and whatever their roots.

On Wednesday, July 11, 2012, a special day will be devoted to Judeo-Spanish music:
2pm: Romances – coplas – cantigas: Traditional genres of the Sephardic musical repertoire
4:30 pm: Judeo-Spanish music in the 21st century: practices, processes and issues

Speakers: Chochana Weich-Shahak, Jessica Roda, Hervé Roten (moderator), Marlène Samoun, Naïma Chemoul.

Four evening concerts with Marlène Samoun, Vanessa Paloma, Liat Cohen, Hayati Kafé and Naïma Chemoul will take place on July 8, 9, 10 and 12, 2012.

Tickets: 1 to 5 days: €50 to €200; €40 to €120 (Aki Estamos and CFMJ members)

For further information: www.ueje.org ; akiestamos.aals@yahoo.fr ; 06 98 52 15 15

The Judeo-Spanish University is supported by La Lettre Sépharade, Alliance Israélite Universelle, Institut Alain de Rothschild, Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah, Fondation du Judaïsme Français, Fonds Social Juif Unifié, Institut National des Langues Orientales and Centre Français des Musiques Juives.

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