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Sarah Aroeste

www.saraharoeste.com

Ladino chanteuse Sarah Aroeste, inspired by her Sephardic roots from Spain and Greece, works to bring Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) music to life for a new generation. Aroeste travels the globe fusing both original and 15th-century Ladino folk songs with contemporary influences such as rock, funk, jazz and blues. She has released two recordings, A la Una: In the Beginning and Puertas. In 2007 Aroeste began collaborating with Roberto Rodriguez, writing original, Cuban-inspired, Sephardic-themed songs. With her modern take, Aroeste presents a fresh, soulful new sound to Ladino and Sephardic music.

Lights Ignite Change in Concert

Sarah Aroeste, Naomi Less, Chana Rothman

Arts & Performance

Lights Ignite Change, a traveling concert fronted by women - and a total paradigm shift in what music can accomplish - brightens up the night at Limmud NY. Lights Ignite Change works with communities around the country and globe to produce concerts that serve a higher purpose: granting exposure to grassroots community initiatives working towards social justice; igniting people’s interest in service for change by connecting them with engaged activists in their communities; providing meaningful, quality live music; and highlighting a platform for local female musicians. Activate your ears, heart, soul and hands at this truly unique showcase of music for a purpose!

An Intro to Sephardic History and Culture Through Ladino Secular Folksongs

Arts & Performance, Global Culture & History, Interactive

Sarah Aroeste, inspired by her Sephardic roots from Spain and Greece, works to help bring Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) music back to life for a new generation. In her interactive workshops, Aroeste presents an introduction to Sephardic history and culture by examining a series of Ladino secular folksongs, rhythms, proverbs, and more to get a window into the rich vibrancy of Ladino music and culture through the ages and today.

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