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Judeo-Spanish songs

 

The traditional Sephardic repertoire is a feminine repertoire. Most of the texts are expressed from the woman’s point of view; moreover the songs were transmitted orally from mother to daughter down the centuries.

Alternating between joy and suffering, these songs are all about women: young girls, mothers, brides, lovers… Between melancholy laments, amorous light-heartedness, maternal tenderness and even recipes, they present an intimate picture of Sephardic womanhood.