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Voice of the Turtle

Beginning in 1978, the original four members of Voice of the Turtle, Derek Burrows, Lisle Kulbach, Jay Rosenberg and Artistic Director Judith Wachs, focused their creative energies on Judeo-Spanish (Sephardic) music–-the compelling musical repertoire of the Spanish Jews--the Sephardim. (The language of these songs is often called Ladino, and the community Sephardic). Their primary focus was the music preserved by people who identified themselves with their Hispanic heritage. Over the years the group has developed a repertoire of hundreds of songs, and released twelve recordings, including eight Compact Discs. The group has received international acclaim from performances in England, Scotland, Canada, Holland, Spain, Hong Kong and Israel—and from all over the United States. Appreciative critics include the The Boston Globe, The London Jewish Chronicle, the Edinburgh Star, The Jerusalem Post, HaAretz, and the New York Times.

Following the untimely death of Judith in 2008, the group became temporarily inactive, Derek living in Mexico, Lisle and Jay continuing to reside in Boston. The three surviving members reconvened occasionally to perform, but the geographical distance between the three was prohibitive. Beginning in 2011, however, Lisle and Jay have been joined by Sephardic singer and composer, Ian Pomerantz, and the tradition lives on!

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