Ljuba Davis Ladino Ensemble: Drom, New York City
Carol Cooper, The Village Voice, 18 June 2012
FOR THOSE OF US who grew up hearing a lot of Yiddish, it can come as a nice surprise to discover that Hebrew modified Spanish as much as it transformed German. The resultant "Ladino" toungue is to Spanish Jews what Yiddish became to the Ashkenazim, but whereas witty Yiddish catchphrases are almost as familiar to mainstream America as a vaudeville pratfall, ladino humor and terminology remain less well-known.
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