WHAT IS THE LADINO SONG PROJECT?
The Ladino Song Project is a database of Ladino song original lyrics translated into English. It is online, free for anyone to use.
WHAT IS ITS PURPOSE?
I have been involved in performances, recordings and research of the Sephardic Song repertory, of which Ladino Songs is the most important part, for over 20 years. I have accumulated a vast library of manuscripts, rare songbooks, romanceros (a collection of romantic Sephardic ballads, poems and songs) and sheet music which I wish to make more available. My goal is to offer all original Ladino lyrics and my own translations, absolutely free, in one place on the internet. As the number of songs increases we will undoubtedly move the project to its own site. Furthermore, for a modest fee, we will provide as much sheet music and recorded materials (mp3’s) for these songs as we have or can find.
We are in the process of pouring our old database into this webpage. Please feel free to send us your comments, suggestions, requests or additional songs we may not know of. Thank you for your interest and may you find what you are looking for!