BorikenSpharad Ladino Music Project
A project devoted to the research, restoration, and preservation of the Sephardic cultural heritage
in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean and Hispano-America; including the Judeo-Spanish language, better known as Ladino. For the last 10 years, Soprano Arleen Ramirez has been researching the Judeo- Spanish heritage of the Anusim or "forced ones", referring to the Crypto-Jews who settled in the Caribbean, and its cultural influence over this part of the world. Through her historical research journey, she has been able to make fascinating discoveries and personal connections
that have led her to create the BorikenSpharad Ladino Music Project.
BorikenSpharad is a fusion of Sephardi music with Caribbean and Middle Eastern cadences and melodies. With her recent single release "Avraham Avinu", Arleen has captivated the audiences and has established the BorikenSpharad Ladino Music Project as one of incalculable cultural value to the Latin American community, and a legacy to the Caribbean Sephardic descendants.
The project has been launched with the collaboration of renown Puerto Rican musicians such as, cuatro player Quique Domenech and virtuoso Spanish Guitar player Pancho Irizarry. Arleen has also had the collaborations of other musicians from Puerto Rico as well as, music collaborations from Cuba, Venezuela, and Israel. As of today, Arleen is the first Puerto Rican to record Ladino music.
Currently, Arleen Ramirez is pursuing a doctoral degree in Cultural Studies with the
University of Ana G. Mendez of Puerto Rico.
If you would like to take part of this project and to help us to continue to enrich it so that we may be able to continue to bring you more valuable historical information and beautiful music, we will greatly appreciate your contribution.
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