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Flory’s Fame: A Sephardic Music Legacy

Thu July 25 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

18 / $15 JCC Member Value Price*

Join us for an unforgettable evening as we celebrate the life and legacy of the extraordinary Sephardi/Ladino musician and composer, Flory Jagoda (1923-2021). This special event will immerse you in Flory’s songs and the rich cultural tapestry of Ladino music, featuring an inspiring blend of film clips, live music, and storytelling that honors Flory’s enduring impact on the world of music and beyond.

Step into a night of musical enchantment with performances by talented Minnesotan artists Cantor Rachel Stock Spilker; David Jordan Harris & Judith Brin Ingber (co-founders of Voices of Sepharad); Sarah Larsson and Sarina Partridge of Nanilo. They had the privilege of working with and knowing Flory personally. Performances will bring her beloved compositions to life, capturing the essence of her unique and versatile style that has touched hearts worldwide. Experience the magic of her music through soulful renditions that pay homage to her Bosnian Sephardic heritage and artistic genius.

In between these captivating performances, enjoy personal anecdotes and treasured memories that paint a vivid picture of Flory not just as a musician, but as a cherished friend, mentor, and cultural icon. Their stories will illuminate the profound influence she had on their lives and the enduring inspiration she continues to provide.

In the spirit of Bo’u Nashir, Minnesota JCC’s music series meaning “Come, Let’s Sing!”, this event embodies Flory Jagoda’s participatory approach to music, inviting everyone to join in the joyous celebration of her life and legacy.

This celebration is more than an event; it’s a heartfelt tribute to a woman whose music and spirit have transcended time and space. Whether you are a long-time admirer of Flory Jagoda or new to her enchanting world, this evening promises to be a deeply moving and culturally enriching experience.

Performers: Cantor Rachel Stock Spilker, David Jordan Harris & Judith Brin Ingber (Co-founders of Voices of Sepharad), Sarah Larsson & Sarina Partridge (Nanilo), David Burk (guitar accompaniment).

Reception with light refreshments to follow.

*No one turned away for lack of funds; contact boxoffice@minnesotajcc.org or 651.448.7472 for financial assistance or more information.

For questions, contact Riv Shapiro at rivs@minnesotajcc.org.

For the safety and security of our members, guests and staff, you must present a government issued ID to gain access to the Minnesota JCC campuses. Thank you for your cooperation.

Don’t miss our other July Sephardi/Mizrahi Music Week events!

Learn more and register at minnesotajcc.org/events

Bo’u Nashir means “Come, Let’s Sing!”

Bo’u Nashir, a program of the Minnesota JCC, is a new series of Jewish communal music experiences in the Twin Cities that connects our diverse community through song and story, roots into Jewish musical traditions from across the diaspora, and celebrates local contemporary Jewish music. bounashir.org

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Thu July 25
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7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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St. Paul JCC
1375 St Paul Ave
St. Paul, MN 55116
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Details

Date:
Thu July 25
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

St. Paul JCC
1375 St Paul Ave
St. Paul, MN 55116
+ Google Map