My Dear Monastir: A new album from Ladino singer Sarah Aroeste is a collaborative, loving homage to a once-vibrant Sephardic Jewish community in Macedonia. Read full article here.
-Matt Alexander Hanson, Tablet 9/10/21
There is quite some story and a lot of work behind this album. American-born Sarah Aroeste comes from a Sephardic Jewish family who, after having to leave Christianised Spain in 1492, settled in the Ottoman city of Monastir. Read full 4-star review here.
-Simon Broughton, Songlines 9/3/21
Sarah Aroeste: Monastir — a prewar portrait of Jewish North Macedonia. The singer pays homage to a city which was once home to a thriving Jewish community with the help of Orthodox and Muslim musicians. Read full review here.
-David Honigmann, Financial Times 8/20/21
The music created in the diasporas by immigrants who left their lands due to force or conflict or economic opportunity or even adventure is the greatest gift to the lands of destiny, and the selection of tunes we have for you is ample evidence of that! Listen here.
-Catalina Maria Johnson, Beat Latino 6/20/21
Monastir, el nuevo disco de Sarah Aroeste: La aparición de un nuevo disco de música sefardí siempre es para festejar, es un nuevo documento en el que dejamos huella en la historia en este caso, la de los sefardíes. Listen here.
-Radio Sefarad 6/20/21