What Sephardic Music Sounds Like

The term “Sephardic music” might bring to mind something like this:

But according to Erez Safar, creator of the annual Sephardic Music Festival in New York (always held during Hanukkah; the sixth one is coming up), it can also sound like this:

Safar’s label, Shemspeed, has put out the first ever Sephardic Music Festival Compilation CD. For an overview and assessment, check out Monday’s Vox Tablet podcast, when host Sara Ivry will discuss the album with Rob Weisberg, host of WFMU New York’s popular world music radio program Transpacific Sound Paradise.


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