Ladino Music Concert Featuring Hamutal Zimra, Alan Mason, and Susana Behar
|Venue:||Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU|
Hamutal Zimra is a popular vocalist, music director, composer and guitarist from Tel Aviv, Israel, specializing in Ladino music. She will be accompanied on piano by Alan Mason, one of the nation's most distinguished accompanists to cantors, Jewish singers and choirs, and Jewish worship services.
Special guest: Sephardic and Latin American Folk singer, Susana Behar
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Hamutal Zimra is a popular vocalist, music director, composer and guitarist from Tel Aviv, Israel, specializing in Ladino music.
Alan Mason is one of the nation's most distinguished accompanists to cantors, Jewish singers and choirs, and Jewish worship services. He regularly plays for the national conventions of the Union for Reform Judaism, Cantors Assembly, American Conference of Cantors, Guild of Temple Musicians and the Zamir Choral Foundation. He has accompanied cantorial concerts at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Vatican the White House, and synagogues across the country. Alan received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 1993 from the University of Miami, and in 2014 retired from Barry University as an Associate Professor of Music. Alan is the conductor of HaZamir Miami, a chapter of HaZamir: The International Teen Choir, and is on the Board of Directors of the American Conference of Cantors and the Zamir Choral Foundation. Additionally, Alan is the President of the Guild of Temple Musicians.
Susana Behar’s performance draws strength from her own life story, presenting a unique blend of diverse musical traditions. Her concerts feature world fusion sounds, captivating her audiences while moving with ease from delicate intimacy to engaging intensity with her sultry voice and style. Born in Havana to a Cuban/Jewish family, she grew up listening to the traditional music of her homeland as well as the evocative music of her Sephardic ancestors, songs in Judeo-Spanish, which her Turkish grandparents had brought with them. In 1965 she immigrated to Venezuela where she explored and performed the music of her adopted country, as well as that of Latin America and the Jewish folklore in general. She received a Master’s degree in Biology from the Universidad Central de Venezuela and in 1983 she once again emigrated, this time to the United States. In 2007 Susana Behar founded The Sephardic Music Ensemble, thus developing an extensive repertoire of Sephardic music, contributing to the preservation of this integral part of Jewish culture.