Our Ladino Music Hall is designed to serve and support all Sephardic Music enthusiasts, students and performers.
Our goal is to become a resource center for all those interested in the preservation, enjoyment and development of Ladino music.
We hope that the events, biographies, songs and historical information will provide our visitors with an enriching experience that excites their imagination.
We would like to help create larger audiences for Ladino presentations everywhere, we would like to help performers build up their audiences and we would like to become a source of inspiration for the creation of new music in this language.
For these purposes our site will include many different areas such as:
Worldwide calendar of Sephardic events
To promote your event -at no cost- on this calendar, Click Here.
Worldwide directory of Ladino performers, composers and authors
To be listed at no cost, Click Here.
Here you will be able to hear a significant segment of each song in as many different versions as we can find.
Adio Querida, Morenica, La Vecina zapateta, El Rey Nimrod y muchos otros kanticos will be available for your enjoyment.
The spirit of Spain, the Mediterranean flavors, the happiness and enjoyment of life shared by none more than by the Sephardic communities will be nested here in the Ladino Music Hall where, whenever possible, we will also provide the following resources:
- Lyrics in the original language,
- Translation to English and if possible, other languages requested by our visitors,
- Sheet Music,
- Historical notes,
- Authors' biographical notes,
- Composers' biographical notes,
- Performers' biographical notes,
- Visitors' comments.
To see and hear a sample of how songs will be displayed, Click Here.
The building of this site is an ongoing effort. To sustain it, we have created a worldwide network of Arekojedores (Collectors) to spread the word in their local communities and help us rescue old records and related books from the garages, attics or closets where they are hiding.
To review in detail the Arekojedores functions, Click Here.
To review the list of current Arekojedores or join us, Click Here.
Thanks to these Arekojedores we have already gathered hundreds of old records from such far-flung places as Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Sidney, Melbourne, Los Angeles, Toronto, New York and Paris. We know that thousands more are still waiting to be found.
As funding enables us to, we will digitally re-master these records. The music will be categorized and incorporated into our online archive, which will be available to everyone, everywhere at any time.
To create this Music Hall we first had to develop the necessary infrastructure, software, systems, content areas organization and grassroots support network. Now we are ready to grow. It's time to expand!
Join us in this effort and experience the satisfaction of doing something that will benefit you, your loved ones and the whole world for generations to come.
To volunteer, Click Here.
To donate Ladino records, books, or related materials, Click Here.
To fund The Ladino Music Hall, Click Here.
To contribute to Save the Music, Click Here.
To join The Ladino Music Hall Mailing List, Click Here.
Save The Music
5436 Harvest Run Dr.
San Diego CA. 92130-4878
Phone:(619) 422-4401, or toll-free: 1-877-368-7311
Email: [email protected]