Celebrating the Jews of Greece

The Kombos Collective presents a powerful program celebrating the Sephardic Jews of Greece and the broader Mediterranean. The Sephardim have a long history in Greece, with musical traditions that are woven deep into the fabric of the region. Led by Ellie Falaris Ganelin on flute, the Kombos Collective is pleased to collaborate with Sarah Aroeste who sings in Ladino, the Judeo-Spanish language of the Sephardim. She keeps the language alive with unique interpretations of traditional Sephardic songs and her original compositions sung in Ladino. She is joined by her longtime pianist and producer Shai Bachar. Together, the trio offers a multimedia program of old and new songs infused with Greek and Sephardic influences. Through stories and song, this concert in celebration of the Jews of Greece is meant to educate, entertain and inspire.

Run time: 1 hour. Contact Ellie Falaris Ganelin for booking inquiries.

Upcoming Engagement

Thursday, November 30, 2023
6:30pm reception // 7:30pm concert

Presented by the Hellenic American Cultural Center & Museum of Oregon and Southwest Washington

3131 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR (map)

Sarah Aroeste, vocals
Ellie Falaris Ganelin, flute
Shai Bachar, piano

Past Performances

Yale University • New Haven, CT
Nov 4, 2019

Sponsored by the Hellenic Studies Program and co-sponsored by the Judaic Studies Program, the Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life, the European Studies Council, and the Council on Middle East Studies

Peabody Institute at the Johns Hopkins University • Baltimore, MD
Nov 5, 2019

Sponsored by the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute and co-sponsored by the Stulman Program in Jewish Studies, the Anthropology Department, International Studies Program, and Peabody Conservatory

Workshop with the The Jüdische Kulturbund Project: Exploring Responses to Oppression through Music, Art & Literature
Johns Hopkins University • Baltimore, MD
Nov 6, 2019

Co-sponsored by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life and the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute

University of Maryland College Park, MD
Nov 7, 2019

Sponsored by the Department of Classics and co-sponsored by the Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies, the History Department and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Library of Congress • Washington, DC
Nov 8, 2019

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 Jüdische Kulturbund Project.

The United Church • Washington, DC
Nov 9, 2019

Presented by The Jüdische Kulturbund ProjectThe United Church, and in cooperation with the Rabin Chair Forum at George Washington University and Hellenic Society Prometheas

Shaare Shamayim • Philadelphia, PA
Nov 10, 2019

Presented by the Multicultural Arts Exchange