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Sunday, February 23 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
The Sound of Our Identities: Sephardic, Ashkenazic, and Israeli Music

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Susana Behar and Alejandra Czarny grew up in very different communities and were surrounded by very different cultures. Susana, born in Cuba and informed by Sephardic grandparents, grew up in Venezuela. Alejandra was born and raised in Argentina, and is Ashkenaz informed. Their musical careers took them on very different paths. Susana has dedicated most of her journey through the Sephardic repertoire and Alejandra through the Yiddish songbook. While growing up, however, they were both immersed in Israeli music and Latin American folk music. After years of sharing stages and their love of Jewish music here in Miami, today, through that which connects them, they will take us on a musical journey in Hebrew, Yiddish and Ladino.

Alejandra and Susana will be accompanied by Michel Gonzalez on guitar and Reza Filsoofi on percussions.

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Susana Behar

Inspired by her distinct heritage, vocalist Susana Behar shares her passion for Latin American popular song, coupled with the evocative music of her Sephardic ancestors. The recipient of the 2015 Individual Artist Fellowship Award from the Florida Department of State, Division of... Read More →
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Alejandra Czarny

Alejandra Czarny has been singing and playing Yiddish songs since she was a teenager. Originally from Argentina, where she hosted her own Jewish music radio program, Alejandra has for the last 17 years lived in South Florida, where she has long served as the Music Director of the... Read More →

Sunday February 23, 2020 4:00pm - 4:50pm EST
Room 114 Koven Center - FIU