La Nona Kanta is a tale of survival and courage. This program is a celebration of the life and work of Flory Altarac Jagoda (1923-2021), 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 representatives from the Museum’s National Institute for Holocaust Documentation to explore archival family photographs, still images, original animation, and interviews of Flory, who shares the true story of how music helped her escape from Nazi-occupied Yugoslavia as a teenager. To learn more about our collecting efforts in this area, visit the Sephardic Communities and the Holocaust Project page.
This virtual program is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
For more information, contact Susan Gottlieb at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Co-presented with the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford.