Concert of Sephardic and Ashkenazi Jews’ music
Tuesday, 17th of July, 19:00
Cervantes Institute, ul. Kanonicza 12
The Cervantes Institute of Cracow invites you to a concert of Judith Cohen who will present to the audience two great musical traditions associated with Jewish culture: the Yiddish and Sephardic songs about love, sadness, everyday matters and the spiritual life, but also wedding songs, or those performed during the Jewish holidays.
Judith Cohen is a singer and ethnomusicologist from Canada. She was born and raised in the community of Ashkenazi Jews in Montreal, her ancestors come from the Jewish community of Lithuania, Latvia and Belarus. She is a specialist, among other things, in the Sephardic and Balkan music and was a founding member of the excellent group "Gerineldo". Judith lives in Toronto, where she works at York University; she combines her academic work with performances and lectures around the world.