Lecture on Sephardic Music THIS TUESDAY

Interested in Ladino traditions?  Judith R. Cohen, internationally acclaimed performer of Judeo-Spanish and medieval Iberian music and professor of ethnomusicology at York University in Toronto, will lecture on “Sephardic – Ladino – Judeo-Spanish Song: Myths and Relative Realities.”

When: Tuesday, July 26, 12:00 p.m.

Where: African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room (Room 220), Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, 10 First Street S.E.

Cohen’s lecture is free and open to the public but seating is limited.

Cohen specializes in Judeo-Spanish (Ladino) Sephardic songs, as well as in medieval and traditional music. Her performances and lectures draw on her field work in several Mediterranean countries, including Spain and Portugal, and in various urban immigrant communities.