Jews of Greece

Coming to the Library of Congress Nov 8

We’re thrilled to be making a stop on our Jews of Greece 2019 tour to the Library of Congress! Details below.

Ladino Songs and the Sephardic Diaspora: A musical and linguistic journey

Friday, November 8 at 12pm
Location: Mumford Room (6th floor, Rm 649)
James Madison Memorial Building, Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue SE Washington, DC 20540

Sarah Aroeste, Shai Bachar, and Ellie Falaris Ganelin perform Ladino music and offer educational commentary about this language. Ladino is the language of Sephardic Jews expelled from Spain during the Inquisition, and spoken by Jews in Mediterranean and Balkan regions before the Holocaust. Ladino is an endangered language due to large number of speakers murdered during the Holocaust. Aroeste describes Ladino as a pan-Mediterranean language that crosses geographic, linguistic and cultural boundaries.

Presented by General and International Collections Directorate and the Asian and Middle Eastern Division at the Library of Congress, and in cooperation with the The J├╝dische Kulturbund Project.