Alicia Benassayag Bendayan

Ladino Singer

Courtney Blue

The Jewish Music Research Centre of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem mourns the passing of Moroccan Jewish folk singer Alicia (Benassayag) Bendayan on Friday, June 11, 2021, just weeks before her 99th birthday on June 29. Throughout Alicia’s long life, she treasured within her memory the Judeo-Spanish songs of the North Moroccan Sephardic community, playing a substantial role in the documentation of this repertoire during an impressive period spanning seventy years. 


על המצע המוסיקלי של ״המהפכה הספרדית״ בצורות השיר העברי בימי הביניים

Ezra Fleischer

Ofer Ronen

Flamenco guitarist & Oud player, Musician, composer

Ofer Ronen was born in Tel-Aviv, Israel, and at a young age moved to the northern village Abirim, in the western Galilee. He began playing the guitar at a young age, and later he also began to play the oud. His work includes composing, arranging and performing with a fusion of musics between middle eastern Jewish and Arab musics, flamenco, and sephardic music.