The 2016 AIMS Conference, titled “Mediterranean Crossroads: Spanish-Maghribi Relations in Past and Present” kicked off on Saturday May 14th at the Grand Hotel Villa de France, with three panels that cast a new light on the history and people of this region.
Sephardic music has lasted down the ages, from Moorish Spain to modern Morocco, thanks to the Jewish tradition of “romances” or ballads.
Vanessa Paloma sings of love, loss, and longing, in the lost language of the Sephardic Jews who made Morocco their home after their eviction from Spain.
Vanessa Paloma sings, writes, and lives for the music of her Sephardic forebears who left Morocco for the New World. Now she’s back in Morocco, one of the preeminent scholars – and performers – of Morocco’s Jewish musical heritage.