Nani

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Nani - World Jazz Latin Acoustic Worldmusic Live Act in Amsterdam

Nani Short Info

In 1492 the entire Jewish community of Spain was forced to leave their
homes as the Monarchs ordered the Alhambra decree (Edict of Expulsion).
Scattered around Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, they strove for
many years to preserve the Ladino language, a Jewish dialect derived from
Medieval Spanish. But the language was dying as time passed and nowadays,
Ladino is not spoken, almost forgotten. Still, some melodies remain and when
they are sung the language takes flight into life yet again.
Noam Vazana grew up in a house where Ladino wasn't spoken unless the
grown-ups didn't want the children to understand. She has memories of
listening to her grandmother singing these old songs but only years later she
learned that this peculiar language was Ladino. Taken by Jazz and pop she
has forgotten all about it and went on to explore and develop her own sound.
Two years ago she was invited to play in Morocco at the Tangier Jazz festival
and took the opportunity to visit the cities where her parents were born, Fez
and Casablanca. The sounds brought memories back and a family root that
was forgotten was remembered again. Researching the old melodies, brought
rich musical findings that connected Noam with Itai Weissman and Boris
Mogilevski. Together they formed Nani, a progressive Ladino ensemble, that
brings together warm and diverse musical blends of North African music,
Middle Eastern music and Jazz.

In 1492 the entire Jewish community of Spain was forced to leave their
homes as the Monarchs ordered the Alhambra decree (Edict of Expulsion).
Scattered around Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, they strove for
many years to preserve the Ladino language, a Jewish dialect derived from
Medieval Spanish. But the language was dying as time passed and nowadays,
Ladino is not spoken, almost forgotten. Still, some melodies remain and when
they are sung the language takes flight into life yet again.
Noam Vazana grew up in a house where Ladino wasn't spoken unless the
grown-ups didn't want the children to understand. She has memories of
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Media

  • Video Morenika - Nani trio Ladino
  • Video La rosa elflorece - Ladino ...

Origin

  • Amsterdam NL

Members

  • Itai Weissman Ewi & Electronics
  • Boris Mogilevski Guitars & Oud
  • Noam Vazana Vocals & Percussion

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