1) I've finished a book entitled "Sephardic Songs for All" that will be published in February 2000 by Tara publications. This is a 90 pages book with full Ladino and Hebrew texts and English translations. There are also valuable explanations of each song and music scores for 36 of them. A 70 minutes CD comes along with the book.
2) In April 2000 I will be releasing a new Sephardic CD entitled: "Cantata
Ebraica, The music of the Italian Jews."
This collection contains liturgical and paraliturgical melodies in Hebrew and Judeo-Italian from Livorno, Florence and Rome. The CD was orchestrated for 4 solos voices, choir, string quartet and other musical instruments. The CD includes music by F. Consolo and M. Castelnuovo Tedesco that has never been released before.
Vocalist, musician and entertainer Ramon Tasat
sings in Hebrew, Ladino, Spanish, Italian and English, and specializes
in Sephardic music. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Ramon learned Ladino
at his grandmother's knee; his style reflects
the rich history and drama of this extraordinary culture. Trained in five different countries, Ramon has studied at the Latin American Rabbinical Seminary, the Manuel de Falla Conservatory of Music and the University of Texas at Austin, where he received a Doctorate degree in Voice Performance.