The Department of Music released a double-CD entitled "Ventanas altas de Saloniki - Sephardic songs, coplas and ballads from Thessaloniki"
The Department of Music released a double-CD entitled "Ventanas altas de Saloniki - Sephardic songs, coplas and ballads from Thessaloniki". It is based upon a research done by Dr. Shoshana Weich-Shahak. The singers are Kobi Zarco (born to a Jewish-Salonikian family) and Orit Perlman (graduate of the Dept. of Music). Most of the instrumentalists are students and graduated of the Department. Assaf Talmudi, lecturer at the Department, joined them. The recordings were made at the Studio of the Department by its students.The CDs are accompanied by a bilingual (English and Hebrew) booklet, including articles on the history of the community, its special Judeo-Espagnol dialect, and its musical tradition.The release of the CD album had been celebrated thrice: at the Dr. Hecht Arts Cebter (October 20, 2013); at the Cervantes Institut in Tel Aviv (November 6); and at the Beit Avot Leon Recanati in Petah Tikvah (November 11).