Ladino Feminist Rock

“The themes are universal, the same themes people explore today: going off to war, unrequited love, crushes, death, family dynamics. The music has crossed geographic boundaries and political ones, and the songs are often very celebratory of women – and very sexy. Too often, Ladino singers sing without really understanding the lyrics. They sing the music because of its undeniable value as a tradition we all want to preserve. But I think I more people took the time to really examine and dig into the lyrics, they might see a different, more complex and intellectual side of the music.”

American-born Ladino singer and songwriter Sarah Aroeste on her Judeo-Spanish album “Gracia”