Los Desterrados

Los Desterrados

The music of Los Desterrados comes from the community of Sephardic Jews, expelled from Spain in 1492, taking with them heart-wrenching refrains of love and marriage; war and separation; persecution and devotion. What you hear in these songs is the folk history of a wandering people, sung in Ladino, their language, and reinvigorated by new arrangements that keep them vibrant and alive. Ancient songs of love, passion, tragedy and celebration are brought to life for a modern audience; Flamenco, Tango and passionate Gypsy rhythms blend with the exotic harmonies of traditional eastern instruments and oriental beats creating a unique sound that has earned critical acclaim both in the UK and abroad.

Los Desterrados (The Exiles) was founded in 2000 by guitarist and oud player Daniel Jonas, with the objective of exploring the largely overlooked Judeo-Spanish musical tradition and bringing ancient Ladino music back to life for modern audiences, demonstrating that Jewish music can be sensuous, passionate and exotic. Since then the band has released two critically acclaimed albums, toured extensively and established an international reputation for funky and sultry re-workings of traditional pieces. Los Desterrados are Jean-Marc Barsam (bass, saz, guitar, vocals), Hayley Blitz (vocals), Mark Greenfield (percussion, vocals), Daniel Jonas (guitar, oud, vocals), Andrew Salida (guitar, flute, vocals) and Ariane Todes (violin).

“For sheer joy in their body of work, Los Desterrados are hard to beat.” Jenni Frazer, THE JEWISH CHRONICLE

Los Desterrados will be appearing at artsdepot as part of a new collaboration between artsdepot and the London Jewish Cultural Centre: Olam Musica, a new series of Jewish world music events celebrating the wide heritage of Jewish music. Look out for Mediterranean and Eastern European events coming up in 2007 under the Olam Musica banner.

Tickets £16 (£12 conc) £10 members

Region: All
Start Date: 16/11/2006
End Date:
Start Time: 20:30
Venue: artsdepot
Venue Address: 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley, London
Press Tickets: Not Specified
Sponsorship: Not Specified
Press Tickets:
Name: Nancy Robinson
Phone: 020 8369 5469