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Audio: Sarah Aroeste Revives Sephardic Ladino Music with New Beats

A young Sephardic Jewish American named Sarah Aroeste is writing and performing new music in the medieval language of Ladino.
6/10/2012, 6:08 PM

A7 Radio's "Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast" with Ben Bresky
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This week, the Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast presents an interview with Sarah Aroeste. This young Sephardic Jewish American is writing and performing new music in the medieval language of Ladino. Tune in to find out about her exciting new album which fuses her Sephardic heritage with hip, modern beats. She talks about the Jewish heroine Donna Gracia,  the history of the Sephardic Jewish community during the Holocaust, and the thriving Israeli music scene. Also, hear a special tribute that Aroeste sings to her late father, who was a major influence in her music.

In the second half of the show, Justin Korda of the ROI Community talks about their annual summit, taking place the week of June 10th in Jerusalem. Find out how 150 young, innovative Jewish entrepreneurs from all over the world were gathered together to pump energy into Jewish life.


Also, brand new music from Matisyahu from his upcoming album 'Spark Seeker' , and an exciting new Israeli singer named Yinon Taieb.

Ben Bresky is a music journalist and recording engineer living in Jerusalem. He hosts The Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast interviewing a wide range of Jewish and Israeli musicians from Carlebach to klezmer, from hasidic to trance. For full archives visit
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