HistoryMiami Museum’s artist-in-residence Susana Behar takes you on a journey from the Iberian peninsula throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America during this special performance of Ladino Meets Latino. Inspired by her heritage, Susana shares her passion for Latin American popular songs coupled with the evocative music of her Sephardic ancestors. Performing from the Alan & Diane Lieberman Performing Arts Theater, part of the Michael Ann Russell Jewish Community Center, she will be joined by guest musicians Jose Luis de la Paz (guitar), Javier Espinoza (bass), Adolfo Herrera Cuenca (percussion), Daniela Padron (violin), and Saul Vera (bandola and mandolin). Come join us for a magical afternoon of music from around the world when Ladino Meets Latino!
If you’d like to chat with us and learn fun facts throughout the performance, please join us on Zoom. You can also enjoy the program through Facebook Live.
Born in Havana to a Cuban Jewish family, Susana Behar grew up listening to not only Cuban music but also the traditional Sephardic songs of her Turkish grandparents. While living in Venezuela, she began to pursue her passion for Jewish music while also exploring her love of Latin American folk songs. In 2007, Susana founded The Sephardic Music Ensemble and developed an extensive repertoire, helping to preserve this integral part of Jewish culture. A recipient of the 2015 Individual Artist Fellowship Award from the Florida Department of State, she has performed at festivals and concerts in the United States, South America, Mexico, Canada, Japan, and Israel. Susana has released two albums, La Galana y El Mar (2010) and TAPIZ (2018). She lives in Miami and performs regularly throughout South Florida.
Learn more about the featured guest musicians:
- Jose Luis de la Paz (guitar)
- Javier Espinoza (bass)
- Adolfo Herrera Cuenca (percussion)
- Daniela Padron (violin)
- Saul Vera (bandola and mandolin)
Photo by Andre Gabb.
In partnership with the Alan & Diane Lieberman Performing Arts Theater
part of the Michael Ann Russell Jewish Community Center