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The Sons of Sepharad

The Sons of Sepharad
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  • Featuring Aaron Bensoussan - vocals, oud
    Gerard Edery - vocals, guitar, saz
    Alberto Mizrahi - vocals
    Rex Benincasa - percussion
    George Mgrdichian - oud
    with guests:
    François Houle - clarinet
    Stuart Rosenberg - violin

The Sons of Sepharad unites three world-renowned singers of Sephardic music—Aaron Bensoussan, Gerard Edery and Alberto Mizrahi—in a thrilling musical consort that takes audiences on a voyage of discovery. These brilliant artists embrace the rich musical trove of the Sephardim as a living legacy, plumbing its antique treasures as they contribute to its continuing evolution by composing new songs in the genre.

This CD also features oud virtuoso George Mgrdichian.

Canadian Jewish News

Together, the three ‘sons’ entertain and inspire with a history-tugging repertoire which encompasses Ladino, Greek, Turkish, Arabic, Hebrew and even English renditions of age-old, traditional melodies and the occasional modern creation.

— Canadian Jewish News

Tracklist

  1. Scalerica de Oro
  2. Los Bilbilicos
  3. Avram Avinu
  4. Adío Querida
  5. Fel Sharah
  6. L’Cha Dodi
  7. Lejos de Mi
  8. Shimon Bar Yochai
  9. Noches, noches
  10. Kol Dodi
  11. Una Matica de Ruda
  12. B’rosh Hashana
  13. La Comida La Mañana

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Personnel

Guests
François Houle – clarinet
Stuart Rosenberg – violin

Baird Winham, sound engineer (1, 2, 3, 7, 12)
Simon Weir, sound engineer (4, 11, 13)
Timothy Powell & Mike Czaszwicz, sound engineers (5, 6, 10)
Lorne Feld, sound engineer (8, 9)
Baird Winham & Brian Bauers, mixing, editing and mastering
Frank English, Eran Offek, Brian Kanof, photography

Produced by Gerard Edery.
Recorded at The Trees, Rhinecliff, NY | Bevis Mark Synagogue, London, UK | Temple Anshe Emet, Chicago, IL | Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue, Toronto, Canada.

© 2002

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