A la Una: In the Beginning

Sarah Aroeste wrote: “I have a Ladino fusion band–you can check it out atwww.saraharoeste.com
I began this project because there are so few young people working in Ladino. I grew up on the traditional music….

Sarah writes: Mmy family is from Salonika, Greece), but I am also influenced by other musicial styles. Not only am I a proud Sephardic Jew, but I am also a young, modern American woman! I wanted to find a musical style that could really incorporate my various identities. So I started a band a few years ago taking traditional sephardic songs from across the Mediterranean and combining them with American rock, blues and jazz. I have a 5-piece band, based in NY, and we’ve been traveling all over the country the past year sharing our interpretation of this exotic body of music. We just released our debut album, and invite you to check it out and listen to sound clips at www.saraharoeste.com