Remembering the Jews of Greece: A Musical Journey

Event time: 
Monday, November 4, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale (WALL80) See map
80 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

The Greek Chamber Music Project presents a powerful program in memory of the Holocaust, honoring the Sephardic Jews of Greece and the broader Mediterranean. The Sephardim have a deep history in Greece, with musical traditions that have had lasting influences on the region. This performance features 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, as well as special guest Ellie Falaris Ganelin on flute. Together, they will present a concert of songs old and new in a multimedia performance using sound clips, videos, and live music. The program will feature stories and video footage from Aroeste’s own family, as well as video testimony of a Greek Holocaust survivor, thanks to a collaboration with the Fortunoff Video Archive at Yale University.
Remembering the Jews of Greece is the ensemble’s East Coast Tour (learn more), remembering this dark moment in history in an effort to speak out against hate and to promote healing and acceptance in our communities.
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

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