While the world shifts back towards live appearances, I am still available for virtual workshops and presentations. If you are a school, synagogue or cultural institution, please visit the menu of virtual programs below. I would love to work with you to help provide enriching programs for your community - even from afar!
Solo Workshops & Presentations
Aroeste offers solo presentations on a variety of topics pertaining to contemporary Ladino music and culture. From Ladino 101 workshops to interactive "Sing-Talks" and "Cook-and Sings", each program combines Sephardic history, story-telling, and of course lots of song!
Great for universities, Hillels, schools, libraries, synagogues, educational groups, small audiences.
Duet or Trio
Sarah Aroeste (vocals) and Shai Bachar (Piano)
(Trio is with added percussion)
Great for a smaller, more intimate audience.
Great for mid-size venues.
Full-Piece Band (between 5-9 pieces)
Great for larger stages.
For live video samples of all the above programs, please visit our YouTube Channel.
Based on the Ora de Despertar project, Aroeste will get audiences dancing and singing about morning rituals, mealtimes, animals on a farm, body parts and more- all in Ladino!
Best for ages 1-7
Aroeste also offers a "Ladino 101" program for middle school and high school-aged children
Yiddish Meets Ladino w/ Sarah Aroeste & Anthony Russell
In a program originally commissioned for the Yidstock Festival, Ladino vocalist Sarah Aroeste and Yiddish vocalist Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell join forces to explore common themes and approaches in Ladino and Yiddish music. Accompanied by pianist/accordionist Dmitri Gaskin (of Tsvey Brider) and guitarist Rob Sanzone, Sarah and Anthony musically reconcile these long-lost cousins of Jewish music in an interactive and genre-bending performance. Since its launch in 2018, the program has been presented at venues ranging from the University of Wisconsin to Carnegie Hall.
Sarah Aroeste with the Greek Chamber Music Project