Soprano Meets Bass (Sephardic Treasures)
Timely tales of refugees and heroic women
Soprano Meets Bass offers a program of Sephardic Treasures, (described in one review as “legendary’) selected from the Sephardic Romancero, collections of songs originating in 12th to 15th Century Spain. During the 20th Century these songs were transcribed by ethnomusicologists from the women’s oral tradition in Sephardic communities around the Mediterranean in Morocco, Palestine, the Balkans and elsewhere.
Soprano Meets Bass incorporates Classical, Jazz, Flamenco and Middle Eastern music in their original and lively reimagining of these songs from Jewish Medieval Spain. The songs and stories reflect Jewish principles and moral values, pervaded by a powerful sense of justice.