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Saturday, February 17th, 2018
7:30 PM
Re-imagining the ancient songs of the Spanish Jews, Sefiroth combines trance-inducing rhythms and improvisation, telling timeless stories of love, loss and yearning for home.

Sefiroth is an international collective of musicians founded by brothers Nick and Alex Roth to explore and reimagine traditional Sephardic (Judeo-Spanish) repertoire for contemporary audiences. Sung in Ladino, these ancient songs weave timeless stories of love, loss and yearning for home, evoking the lands in which the Sephardic diaspora settled: Iberia, the Mediterranean and the Middle East. The group’s arrangements are as porous and wide-ranging as the history of the Sephardim, combining acoustic and electric instruments, contemporary harmony, improvisation and trance-inducing rhythms.

Musicians:
Olesya Zdorovetska – voice
Alice Zawadzki – voice, violin
Nick Roth – saxophones, furulya, percussion
Alex Bonney – trumpet, electronics
Shirley Smart – cello
Alex Roth – guitar, effects
Ruth Goller – electric bass
Simon Roth – drums, percussion
Francesco Turrisi – percussion