Sephardic Journey: Wanderings of the Spanish Jews
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Cast out of Jerusalem and Spain, the Spanish Jews absorbed the colorful musical accents of Italy, Turkey, and North Africa, including exotic percussion. Apollo's Fire's musical journey interweaves Sephardic folk song with the Monteverdi-like Hebrew choral work of Salamone Rossi - the Songs of Solomon. The daily rhythms of life - love, rejection, feasting, and celebration - culminate in the mystical prayers of Shabbat.