Today I'm recording the title-track to my new album, Gracia! This is an original song I wrote-- an homage to Dona Gracia, my medieval Sephardic heroine!
Dona Gracia saved hundreds from the Spanish Inquisition through her courage, commitment to culture, and her feminine wisdom. The song I wrote for her is my foray into Ladino feminist rock! The end of the song even includes a special cameo by the iconic Gloria Steinem... To learn more about Dona Gracia's remarkable history, click here.
(As a side note, for any of you who speak Hebrew-- or care to use Google translate-- there was a wonderful article recently in one of the major Israeli newspapers, Ma'ariv, about Dona Gracia and why it's a travesty that more people don't know about her... The article can be found here .)
Can't wait to share a clip with you soon!