Elias Ladino Ensemble
Since 1976, The Elias Ladino Ensemble has performed the songs of the Sephardic Jews in venues all over the world. Though Ladino is on the verge of extinction; in our hands the music remains as vibrant as the community once was. There is a “Ladino soundtrack” for every aspect of life. Many of the songs date back to ancient Spain. Some reveal melodies and rhythms of the Balkan and Middle Eastern communities where we lived in exile. Daniel Elias-Musical Director, Clarinet; Maurice Sedacca-Guitar and Oud, Casey Bond-doumbek.
Lisa Medoff – Handcrafted Jewelry
Lisa Medoff originates from Brooklyn. Her designs feature organic flowing forms and are inspired by her travels and influenced by other cultures. Her pieces are made of sterling silver, bronze, brass or 14 K vermeil and semi-precious stones united in harmonious combinations that reflect natural environments. “I find adorning the body with art to be a joyful occasion and am always inspired by the colors and shapes found in nature.”