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The News Agents - 9th May 2020 (Ana Silvera & Francesca Ter-Berg: YJA: Ladino Music)

The News Agents - 9th May 2020 (Ana Silvera & Francesca Ter-Berg: YJA: Ladino Music)

Experiments in news and arts with Jude Cowan Montague. This week: Ladino music. Ana Silvera and Francesca Ter-berg introduce their project Yja – reimagining the Ladino songs of Ana's ancestors. The debut single, La Serena (https://yjamusic.bandcamp.com/track/la-serena) is one of many songs sung from a female perspective in Judeo-Spanish and which continued to be performed in domestic environments the Sephardic diaspora, particularly in eastern Europe. Archives, oral history, folk tales and the classically influenced early music revival are all part of the picture we have of Ladino music and help us speculate about music in the past. Songs about love, first crushes, revenge, snapshots of the time. Silvera and Ter-berg talk about their approach to the music as professional music-makers and composers. For more information see thenewsagents.blogspot.co.uk.

Comments

Esbe Esbe
Esbe Esbe

Great show, what a lovely voice and beautifully arranged music!

Jude Cowan Montague

Ana and Francesca will be so pleased to hear that! As am I!

Susan Jordan
Susan Jordan

This is great. I'm always interested to hear Ladino music. People often forget that Jewish music isn't just from the Ashkenazi tradition.

Jude Cowan Montague

Next week on the News Agents I'm talking to Mike Barnes about his 2020 book 'A New Day' on progressive rock

tamaramilessc

Delightful show. Just what my Sunday morning needs!