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A Ladino Dream Come True

When I started my career twenty years ago, I dreamed of one day performing with Israeli legend, Yehoram Gaon. Not only is Gaon an icon of Israeli music, he is one of the greatest Ladino singers of all time.

Two…

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A Fiesta to Remember

I am humbled and honored to have received The Young Leadership Award from the Sephardic Brotherhood of America this week. To be acknowledged for my work bringing Ladino to young and older is beyond gratifying. Thank you to everyone who…

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A Sephardic Look Back

When the organization Be'chol Lashon asked me to look back and reflect on my career, I thought, "I'm too young to write a retrospective!" And then I realized I have been doing the work to share Ladino culture for a…

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Portuguese Sephardic Nationality

I'm a dual citizen! After a 2-year process, I recently received my Portuguese citizenship through the Sephardic right of return program. Do you think you might be eligible, too? I wrote a detailed White Paper to walk you through the…

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Best Jewish Album of the Year

Wow! What a way to start the new Jewish year! Today I received an award from the Jewish media outlet, Alma., for my album, Monastir, which one BEST JEWISH ALBUM of the year! I truly am so honored…

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Back on Stage!

The last time I performed on an actual stage, in front of a live audience, was March 7, 2020  - until this weekend! What an immense amount of joy and healing for my soul it was to be able to…

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Whirlwind Tour

After 18 months of not traveling (due to COVID-19), I finally had the chance to go on a 3-week whirlwind tour to work on The Monastir Project in Macedonia and Israel. What an experience! I sang in the Jewish streets…

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New Album Out Today!

My new album, Monastir, is here!! I couldn't be prouder of this work- it brought together over 30 musicians from 5 countries, in 3 languages, all to celebrate the once-vibrant Sephardic community of Monastir. It is truly a dream…

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Ladino in Walmart!

Never in a *million* years did I ever imagine seeing a LADINO children's book sold at Walmart. Let alone, mine! We're making progress.

Feeling Proud

Today I listened to the final mixes of the album I've been working on all throughout the pandemic. It includes over 30 musicians from 5 countries, and I am *so* proud of the accomplishment. The release date has been set…

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International Women's Day - in Ladino!

On this year's International Women's Day, I want to acknowledge one of my heroes - the great Dona Gracia Naci. I've written extensively in the past about my admiration for this 16th-century Sephardic woman who used her great wealth to…

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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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