“La Nona Kanta” is a tale of survival and courage. The program is a celebration of the life and work of Flory Altarac Jagoda, the National Heritage Award-winning, Bosnian-born Sephardic singer and composer, with live music by Susan Gaeta, Tina Chancey, and Howard Bass of Sephardic ensemble Trio Sefardi.
Discover how Flory turned the tragic fate of her family and Balkan Sephardic culture into a celebration of five centuries of faith and tradition, giving meaning to the rest of her life and delighting audiences worldwide.
Join us to explore archival family photographs, still images, original animation, and interviews of Flory (footage from Flory's Flame, courtesy of JEMGLO), who shares the true story of how music helped her to escape from Nazi-occupied Yugoslavia as a teenager.
Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Students 18 and under are free. For more information and to purchase tickets in advance, please visit www.virginiafolklife.org or call 434.243.7030.
Presented in collaboration with Light House Studio, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's National Institute for Holocaust Documentation, and the Flory Jagoda Sephardic Music and Culture Fund at Virginia Humanities.