A pleasure to natter lockdown style on Zoom with Jude, Ana Silvera and myself last week putting together this feast of chat and music relating to our new Ladino project Yja:
Sat 9 May - Ana Silvera & Francesca Ter-berg - Yja - LADINO Ana Silvera and Francesca Ter-berg introduce their project Yja – reimagining the Ladino songs of Ana's ancestors. The debut single, 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.
Check out Judes blog here. Listen back to the show here.