This Saturday: Flory Jagoda and Friends Concert

24 Oct

Join us this Saturday for an evening of amazing stories and Sephardic music, one of Judaism’s richest cultural traditions with Flory Jagoda, an international singer and composer, and her internationally acclaimed artists, Tiffani Ferrantelli, Margie Jervis, Joana Stefanick and Zhenya Tochenaya.

Through stories and music, Flory, 88, will share her immigration journey from Bosnia to the United States, and the stories of the Sephardic people she grew up with and met along her journey. Reserve your tickets now!

Event Program

EWI Open House & EWI Artisans Marketplace 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Flory Jagoda and Friends Concert – 5:15 pm

Meet the Artists Reception – 6:15 – 7:00 pm

Complimentary light refreshments

Free Parking

Buy your tickets here.

About Flory Jagoda

Flory Jagoda, 14, with her beloved accordion, the instrument that saved her life.

Flory Jagoda was born into the musical Altaras family in Sarajevo, Bosnia and is known as the “Keeper of the Flame” for her steadfast commitment to continuing her family’s musical heritage.

She has had a distinguished career as an international singer and composer of Sephardic music, one of Judaism’s richest cultural traditions.

These songs serve as a lyrical history of the Sephardim, the Spanish and Portuguese Jews who fled the Iberian Peninsula as a result of the Inquisition beginning in 1492. Many of these exiles settled in the Ottoman Empire, including the former Yugoslavia.

Flory was honored with an NEA National Heritage Fellowship in September 2002 and served as a Master Artist in the Folklife Apprenticeship Program at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

In March 2003 she was the soloist performer in a ceremony at Auschwitz, Poland, commemorating the Sephardim who perished there during the Holocaust. She is also the proud recipient of the 2003 Immigrant Achievement Award. Flory’s music is circulated through 5 recordings and in The Flory Jagoda Songbook. A documentary about her life, The Key From Spain, has been featured in national and international film festivals.


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