The Israeli band Baladino offers fresh, authentic interpretations of unique Mediterranean music and tradition rooted in Ladino culture, singing in a Spanish-Jewish dialect spoken by Sephardic Jews. Conceived by wind instrumentalist Yonnie Dror and string player Thomas Moked, the band includes percussionist Yshai Afterman and singer Yael Badah. Badah’s collection of Ladino songs, many of which belonged to her ancestors, form the core of Baladino’s repertoire. Tradition is a departure point for the musicians, who often improvise Mediterranean-Gypsy grooves that embrace more modern influences.

Thursday, September 15:  Lotus Opening Concert
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Presented in partnership with the IU Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program, Lou and Sybil Mervis Fund in Jewish Cultural Studies and the IU Center for the Study of the Middle East.