8th annual Flamenco Sephardit Presented By Jeffrey Eckstein and Siempre Flamenco
September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Maestro Jeffrey Eckstein and Siempre Flamenco announce the return to Miami Beach for the 8th consecutive year. Featuring a cast of international opera stars, guitarists, flamenco masters, and distinguished classical musicians, Flamenco Sephardit promises audiences a deeply emotional and transcendent experience.
The show explores the connection between Ladino and Flamenco music, two distinct cultures born in Spain. Ladino originated from the Jews who were exiled from Spain during the Spanish Inquisition. It emerged from the songs these exiled Jews composed in their adopted homelands using their old Spanish from the 1400s. Similarly, Flamenco emerged from the cries and sufferings of the Moors, Gypsies, and Jews after they were banned from Spain during the Spanish Inquisition. Flamenco Sephardit explores similarities and differences in these two cultures.
The producers are thrilled to welcome Flamenco stars Jose Moreno & Jose Junco, and opera stars Nathalie Avila & Nelson Martinez back to the cast. The cast also features vocalists Rabbi Marc Philippe and Paco Fonta, dancer Celia Fonta, guitarists Paco Fonta and Michel Gonzalez, cellist Chava Appiah and violinist Katherine Kobylarz.