Aviva Chernick – La Serena – Album cover

the new album
Available September 16

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"LA SERENA"
THE FIRST Single
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This collection is primarily of tunes from the Jews of Spain and the Balkans, traditional and original melodies with rich poetry in Judeo‑Spanish (also known as Ladino).

This album expands on the limited notion of La Serena (the Siren) as a female creature whose voice is intended solely for seduction and destruction. The voice and the music are lush, bold and joyous.

Flory Jagoda

This is Nona Flory.

Studying the Balkan Ladino tradition with Flory Jagoda was one of the major inspirations for this album.

For more information about Flory and her Sephardic music, please visit:
https://www.virginiafolklife.org/about-mission-history/flory-jagoda-fund/

ALBUM RELEASE CONCERTS

Monday, September 16, 2019 — 7:30pm
Or Shalom Congregation — London, Ontario
Doors open at 7pm

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Thursday, September 19, 2019 — 8pm
918 Bathurst — Toronto, Ontario
Doors open at 7:30pm

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Join Aviva and her quartet: Justin Gray (bass and bass veena), Joel Schwartz (electric and resonator guitar), and Naghmeh Farahmand (Persian percussion), with guests Ernie Tollar (winds), Maryem Tollar (vocals).

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