April 30 Tuesday
Doors 7:00 PM | Show 7:30 PM
2 Lake Street at Arguello Street
Kanta Judezmo is an oratorio that tells the story about the Sephardic diaspora through the lens of its central female character, with universal threads that traverse centuries, borders, language, culture and genre. Kanta Judezmo uses Jewish melodic themes, with motifs and rhythms from Spain, North Africa, the Middle East, and South America.
Sascha Jacobsen is an acclaimed composer and bassist, whose music has been praised by The Strad magazine for being "stylish and vigorous..beautifully arranged" and the SF Bay Guardian praises how, "his concoctions hop nimbly through a world of styles while impressing with ear-catching intricacy and handsome technique."
The Neighborhood Performance Project, which brings high quality chamber music to community spaces, is honored to join Congregation Emanu-El in presenting the world premiere of Kanta Judezmo.