Mon Jul 27 2020


11:00 am - 1:00 pm



Are you sleeping, Sephardim? (part 2), lecture with Aron Saltiel and Josh Horowitz

Session #12 of the Promiscuous World of Jewish Music lecture series with Joshua Horowitz

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Donations directly to Josh are accepted and appreciated, but not required.

This is the second part of the one-time event with special guest Aron Saltiel who sheds light on the cantigas, maftirim, piyyutim, life cycle songs, religious songs, gossip songs and outliers of the Sephardic repertoire. We’ll look at folk styles, popular styles and art music styles and how each infuses Sephardic music with its own gestures. We’ll feature rare historical recordings, videos, photos and live singing in this lecture, gaining insights into the music that would be hard to find elsewhere. The texts used in the songs can sometimes be traced to biblical and mythological sources, and the music morphs through the ages, sometimes via fakelore, and sometimes with surprising historical twists and turns. Join one of the foremost insiders of contemporary Sephardic music in the second part of this insightful lecture-presentation.

Aron Saltiel was born in Istanbul into a Judeo-Spanish-speaking family. As a trained linguist and native speaker, Aron is uniquely equipped to navigate the complex world of Sephardic music and culture, both past and present.

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Monday, July 27, 11am California/2pm New York/ 7pm UK/ 8pm most of Europe