The Great Flory Jagoda

On January 29, 2021, the world lost one of the greatest Ladino singer/songwriters- Flory Jagoda. Her influence on me as another Ladino singer/songwriter cannot be overstated. So I wrote about it. I hope you'll read my short piece below get…

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A new year, a new video!

To start of the new year, I'm releasing a brand new video! With film footage from 2018, Buen Shabat features Jewish and Latino communities singing, dancing and breaking bread. Let us all get to know our neighbors and celebrate together…

Soundtrack of the Jewish People

As 2020 comes to a close, I want to share this beautiful project from Moment Magazine that I'm honored to be a part of! I joined a diverse group of musicians, scholars and music lovers to compile a rich array…

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Monastir/Bitola Today

I can't begin to express how heartwarming it was to have nearly 300 registrants for a Zoom program I recently hosted to learn about current projects in Monastir/Bitola that are working to preserve Jewish history there. Did you miss it…

Learn with Me!

A new season is here! A reminder for schools, synagogues, JCC's and all other cultural institutions: I'm available for virtual concerts and workshops on Ladino music/culture for a variety of age-groups and settings. Click image below to see a menu…

New Year, New Music!

Anyada buena, or happy new year! This beautiful piano recently came into my possession and I'm thrilled to get down to giving more concerts, writing new music, and having renewed creativity in the year to come. Thank you to all…

Be safe, be proud!

What strange times we're living through right now. I firmly believe we need to all wear masks and protect each other in our communities. But we can be loud and proud at the same time! Presenting my signature 'Ladino Rocks'…

Bendichas Manos!

What a treat it was to share my family's famous biscocho recipe (or as we call them, tarlikos) and songs with over 200 participants for my live cooking demo with Tradition Kitchens. The combination of Sephardic food and…

Diversity in Children's Books

As the USA has seen an awakening recently about Black Lives Matter and other racial disparities, these conversations have also entered the world of children's book publishing. And within the world of Jewish children's books, these issues are more important…

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How to Support Indie Artists Today

Hi friends- this month has been tough as I’ve seen my last remaining contracted (paid) gigs of 2020 officially cancelled. While I continue to worry about the state of the world today, I also need to keep it real by…

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United by Ladino

While we are isolated in our homes these days, what an honor it was to participate in this video of Ladino singers from across the globe singing a beloved song of longing. We are all united through music! 

"Esta Montanya"

A Whole New Virtual World

Living in the new COVID-19 world has forced artists like me to move some of our performances online. While this has been challenging in so many ways, it has also been a delight for me to share screen time with…

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