“I hope to have a Hanukkah song we can sing in many different languages and share worldwide.”
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Artist brings together the Sephardic diaspora in new project
Happy Hanukkah! The Be’chol Lashon team sat down with Brazilian-born Jewish Ladino opera singer, Carla Sutton Berg, to chat about her new Hanukkah song. Carla is an Educational Psychologist, artist, composer, and multicultural singer. Below is a translation of excerpts from our conversation with her, followed by the original Portuguese.
My vision now is not of my own success, but of continuing to build out this community. Sephardic culture is world culture.
I’m not sure who is more surprised, me or my mother, that my career in Ladino continues to flourish two decades on.
Twenty years ago, I told my mother that I wanted to start a Ladino rock band.
As a leader of a Latin-Jewish org, I see this month as THE month for showcasing the intersection of our two cultures.
As you get ready for this Rosh Hashanah, remember that prayer can go beyond words and consider what makes you feel full and what makes you feel at home.
Add this melody to your Passover repertoire!