The Synagogue is is hosting a cultural extravaganza on Sunday 9 March at 8pm - a concert of Spanish Jewish ladino music featuring the London-based sextet Los Desterrados who specialise in
“Moorish Rhythm, Spanish Passion and Jewish Soul”
Everyone welcome - so why not go along and buy a £5 ticket at the door? Doors open at 7pm. Contact ladinobelfast AT yahoo DOT com if you've any queries.
Ladino is the language and culture of the Jews of Spain. In 1492 the Jews were expelled from Spain but took with them their distinctive language and traditions.
The London Metro freepaper reckons that Los Desterrados
“take the medieval music of the Sephardic [Spanish] Jews, with its strong Latin influences, and drag it effortlessly into the 21st century with lashings of Spanish folk and Balkan soul to deliver a series of rousing, melancholic songs that pulse with rhythm and feeling.”