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About Guy Mendilow Ensemble:

Starting in ancient Spain and winding through Sarajevo, Salonica, and Jerusalem, the award-winning Guy Mendilow Ensemble breathes new life into centuries-old Sephardi songs. Epic tales of sailors and love lost to the seas, fantastic dreams and the intrigue of kings and queens abound in arrangements that crackle with rich musical storytelling. In this emotionally powerful artistic voyage, a new world of Ladino music is rendered with warm harmonies, intricate textures, and spellbinding rhythms by a team of internationally recognized players led by charismatic Israeli composer/performer Guy Mendilow. It’s a recasting that shifts from spare to sweepingly cinematographic, taking the music out of the realm of art song and back to its roots as songs of the streets and of fiestas: a music alive with adventure and humour and grit. Featuring Guy Mendilow (musical director, vocals, overtone singing, berimbau, guitar), Aubrey Johnson (vocals), Kieta Ogawa (drums, percussion), Tomoko Omura (violin), Andy Bergman (woodwinds, jaw harps, electric mbira, saxophones) and Tareq Rantisi (drums, percussion).

Guy Mendilow Ensemble - Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom: Ladino Songs Renewed


Starting in ancient Spain and winding through Sarajevo and Jerusalem, this award-winning ensemble breathes new life into old Sephardi songs.

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