Inked

I don't have any tattoos, but if I were to get one, an image of my favorite place, Tanglewood, would be at the top of my wish list! I've been enjoying a temporary one as a reminder of where I…

Staying Local

For the first time in 18 years (yes that's how long I've been doing this!!) I declined several good gigs this summer because I just wanted to spend the summer with my family.  I love love performing, but I just…

Going Back in Time

I've just returned from a week in Iberia (Spain, Gibraltar, Portugal) performing and meeting with local Sephardic communities. But it was walking down the streets of my ancestors that impacted me the most. I could feel their presence along the…

The Gang's Back Together!

I love playing with these musical cousins (myself, Anthony Russell, Dmitri Gaskin and Rob Sanzone) in our "Yiddish Meets Ladino" program. With three shows behind us in three different states (this one today was in Milwaukee, WI), we are officially…

Practice, Practice, Practice

You know how the saying goes: How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice!!What a thrill it was to see my name in a Carnegie Hall brochure, and to perform my "Yiddish Meets Ladino" show for its…

A New View

I travel so much for work, and I rarely get to bring my kids along. I finally had a chance to take a proper vacation this month, and I loved traveling with my girls to experience new parts of the…

Learning New Tricks

A new year, new resolutions. It has been 30 years since I last read Torah, and so this month I am committing myself to re-learn how to do so! I'm starting over with the basics...and a new part of my…

A Festival and Year of Lights

Now that Hanukkah, the festival of lights, is officially over, I can look back on this past year and see how bright it truly was. With family, health, friends, music and creativity, 2018 will be remembered as a beautiful year…

Exposing Our Kids

In the same way I ask my fans to expose their kids to Sephardic culture and Ladino music, it's so important to teach our kids about all different cultures! Here I am practicing what I preach: bringing my two daughters…

Hootenanny

As performers, we still need to go on stage even when our hearts are broken. Today saw the terrible violence committed towards eleven innocent souls in Pittsburgh- for the simple reason that they were proud Jews. I am a proud…

Baylamos

Music connects people around the world! I'm so proud of my recent collaboration with the Jewish Community of Mumbai. Our song for Simchat Torah adds a global perspective for this holiday season! Click below to read and listen to more!

Buen Shabat Party

These are the smiles when you bring together two dozen strangers (but now friends!) to shoot a merengue Shabbat video. Indeed! Can't wait to share the finished product when it's ready. More about the Buen Shabat Project coming soon!

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