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Kanta Judezmo

  • Congregation Emanu-El 2 Lake Street San Francisco, CA, 94118 United States (map)

The Neighborhood Performance Project
and Congregation Emanu-El Present:

Kanta Judezmo, by Sascha Jacobsen
An oratorio sung in Ladino and English (World Premiere)
Narrated by Bobby Coleman
Performed by the Musical Art Quintet, Melinda Becker, with Special Guest, dancer Natalie Nayun

Open to the Public, Free Admission
Doors open at 7:00 pm

Kanta Judezmo is an oratorio that tells the story about the Sephardic diaspora through the lens of its central female character, with universal threads that traverse centuries, borders, language, culture and genre. Kanta Judezmo uses Jewish melodic themes, with motifs and rhythms from Spain, North Africa, the Middle East, and South America. Sascha Jacobsen is an acclaimed composer and bassist, whose music has been praised by the Strad Magazine for being "Stylish and Vigorous..beautifully arranged" and the SF Bay Guardian, "his concoctions hop nimbly through a world of styles while impressing with ear-catching intricacy and handsome technique." The Neighborhood Performance Project, which brings high-quality chamber music to community spaces, is honored to join Congregation Emanu-El in presenting the world premiere of Kanta Judezmo.

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Earlier Event: April 28
Oakland Dance Festival