"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

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.

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

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

CREDITS:

  • 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.

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