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Contract Faculty, Adjunct Graduate Faculty: York University Music Department

Alan Lomax Collection: General Editor, Spanish Series, Association for Cultural Equity, NYC

2011 Alan Lomax Fellow, Library of Congress

Medieval music curriculum development, Ontario schools

Free-lance: Consultant; research; "Ethnomusicologist Upside-Down" for the Fedora

Upside-Down Urban Arts Collective, Toronto

 

Performer; Lectures/Conférences/démonstrations; school programmes:

Medieval; traditional: Judeo-Spanish, Yiddish, Spain, Portugal, France, French Canada, Balkans.

 

Education

Ph.D. Musicologie (Ethnomusicologie), Université de Montréal 1989

M.A. Sciences médiévales, Université de Montréal 1980

B.F.A. Distinction, Music, Concordia University, Montréal 1975

B.Ed. University of Toronto , 1996(Secondary French, English)

DELE Advanced Spanish Proficiency, Instituto Cervantes, 2003

T.E.S.L. Certificate, CCLCS, Toronto, 1994

B.A. Honours English, McGill University, Montréal 1971

 

Languages:

English, French, Spanish, Portuguese: fluent

Basic knowledge: Slavic languages, Hebrew, German, Catalan, Galician, Latin

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: American Folklore Society, Canadian Society for Traditional Music/ Société Canadienne pour les Traditions Musicales (Vice-President: Francophone; Past President), Folklore and Ethnography Studies Association of Canada/Association Canadienne pour l'étude de l'éthnographie, Iberian Ethnomusicology Society, International Council of Traditional Music, American Federation of Musicians (Canadian branch), Society for Ethnomusicology, Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies; European Association for Jewish Studies,International Society for Sephardic Studies, Ontario Folk Dance Association: Board member.

 

TEACHING:

York University: Early music and ethnomusicology, part-time, 1990-present

Toronto Board of Education, occasional, Spanish, French, English 1997-2010

McMaster University, Hamilton, 2003

Wilfrid Laurier University, 1999

University of Toronto, Balkan Vocal Ensemble Instructor, 1988-95

University of Extremadura, Cáceres, Spain, Visiting Faculty, spring 2000-2004

Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Visiting Lecturer, 1993

Toronto District School Board 1986-1990: Recorder instructor

Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, 1983-88: medieval music

Concordia University 1977-1981: Part-time Faculty

 

SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS, AWARDS

Fellow. Kluge Foundation / Library of Congress Alan Lomax Collection 2011

Maurice Amado Research Foundation, Sephardic and peninsular Spanish music,2002-3

York University travel and research grants: 1996-2014

SSHRC Research Grant 1998-2001; 2003 Sephardic Music in Spain: change, innovations

Spanish Embassy Sephardic Music in Spain, fellowship, April-June 2000

Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, New York, 1998-9

SSHRC (Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada), Fellowships, 1990-1992; 1982-3,

Ontario Arts Council, Ventures Fund, multicultural music education,1992; Artists in Education 1995-96

Canada Council, Artists grants: 1992-3; 1993-4, 1997-8

FCAC (Québec), Graduate Fellowships, 1983-85, 1978-80.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Doctoral dissertation:

1989a Judeo-Spanish Song in the Sephardic Communities of Montreal and Toronto, Ph.D. Dissertation, Université de Montréal, UMI #8918229.

Master's thesis:

1980 Le Rôle des Femmes-Musiciennes dans l'Espagne Médiévale dans les Communautés Chrétienne, Juive et Musulmane, Université de Montréal, UMI #1319039.

2014 « Constructing the performed identity of Sephardic songs. » in Evelyn Birge Viltz and

Arzu Öztürkmen, eds.Medieval and Early Modern Performance in the Eastern
Mediterranean. LMEMS 20, Turnhout: Brepols: 311-326.
2013 Entries for Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World (EJIW)
Leiden: Brill. (Bouena Sarfatty-Garfinkle, Oro Anahory-Librowicz, Solomon Lévy)
2013b "Mekam in Kahnewá:ke: A Bosnian Sephardic Woman on a Canadian Native Reserve",

In Jasmina Talam, ed. Ethnomusicology, Collection of Papers of the

Seventh International Symposium"Music and Society", Sarajevo: Academy of Music of the FB-H.: 214-227.

2013c "Con el guelindón - a tocar es xoriguer": subtle and unsubtle seduction and courtship in Luso-Hispanic and Sephardic song. Frank Kouwenhoven and James Kippen, eds. Music, Dance and the Art of Seduction. Delft: Eburon: 219-232; 408-11 (Ch. 12)

2013d "Notes from the Field: Morocco", Canadian Folk Music 47/2: 23-6

2012a "An elusive hybridity: medieval Iberian musical interactions and myths", in B. Catlos and S. Kinoshata, eds. Lectures from the NEH Seminar Cultural Hybridities in the Medieval Mediterranean, University of California Santa Cruz, in preparation.

2012b "The Role of Music in the Quebec Sephardic Community." In Margalit Bejarano and Edna

Aizenberg, eds. Contemporary Sephardic Identity in the Americas: A Collection of Interdisciplinary Studies. Syracuse University Press: 202-222.

2011a. "Ibiza and Formentera: Worlds of Singers and Songs." En Godfrey Baldacchino, ed.Island Songs: A Global Repertoire. London, Toronto, Plymouth: The Scarecrow Press: 223-45

2011b « ' No so komo las de agora » (I'm not like those modern girls)' : Judeo-Spanish songs meet

the twenty-first century. » H. Pomeroy, ed. European Judaism, 44 (1): 150-64.

2011c "Portuguese Crypto-Jews and constructed musical identities" in M. Desroches, M-H.

Pichette, C Dauphin and G. H. Smith, eds. Mise en scène des territoires musicaux : tourisme, patrimoine et performance. 325-38.

2011d « Selanikli Humour in Montreal: the Repertoire of Bouena Sarfatty Garfinkle »,in Rena Molho, H. Pomeroy and E. Romero, eds. Judeo-Espaniol : Satirical Texts in Judeo- Spanish by and about theJews in Thessaloniki. Thessaloniki:Ets Ahaim Foundation.220-42.

2011e "Contrafactum in Judeo-Spanish Song." HaLapid. 19-20/2-3: 54-59.

2010a «Sephardic Music : a pan-Mediterranean Interactive Tradition ». TRANS 14 : Online

Journal of the SibE (Sociedad Ibérica de Etnomusicología).

http://www.sibetrans.com/trans/trans14/art13.htm

2010b. « The Music of the Sephardim ». Early Music America 15/4 : 61, 62-4. With Joel Bresler.

2009c « 'Maria, sister of Aaron, play your tambourine. » Music in the Lives of Crypto-Jewish

Women in Portugal. In Tamar Alexander, ed. Gender and Identity : El Prezente : Studies in Sephardic Culture 3. Be'er Sheva: University of Ben Gurion Press: 293-314.

2009b. « 'Non posso, madre, sempr'andar cantando' : in Patricia Adkins, ed. Jamila and her Sisters. Fondazione Adkins-Chiti. Donne in Musica. In preparation.

2008a « This drum I play » : Women and the Square Drum in Spain and Portugal,

in Doubleday, Veronica, ed. Sounds of Power: Musical Instruments and Gender. Oxford. Taylor and Francis. Ethnomusicology Forum 17/1: 95-124.

2008b "Music in the Lives of Judeus and Ciganos in a Portuguese Village: two adjacent and

separate minorities." in Rosemary Statelova et al. eds. The Human World and

Musical Diversity: Proceedings, 4th Meeting of the ICTM Study Group "Music and Minorities". Sofia: Institute of Art Studies – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences: 134-140.

2008c « Redeeming Self and Portraying Other: Music and the 'Three Cultures' Festivals in Spain".

Bohlman, Philip V., and Marcello Sorce Keller, eds., with Loris Azzaroni. Antropologia delle musica nelle culture mediterranee: Interpretazione, performance, identità / Musical Anthropology in Mediterranean Cultures: Interpretation, Performance, Identity. Bologna: CLUEB: 101-112.

2008e "Ey m'aca: Cantigas of Alfonso X in non-specialist contexts."Performance Online.In press.

2008f "'En Estambul havía': Jewish-Spanish music in past, present and future Istanbul". In Música, ciudades, redes: creación musical e interacción social. Actas del X Congreso de la SIBE. Sociedad de Etnomusicología; V Congreso IASPM-España; II Congreso de músicas populares del mundo hispano y lusófono. Edited by Rubén Gómez Muns y Rubén López Cano (Salamanca: SIBE-Obra Social Caja Duero.) CD – PDF.

2007a "Je chante en bas esperando el taxi: Les Romances d'Alcazarquivir vus par les femmes qui les chantent", in Kelly Basilio, ed. Romances de Alcácer Quibir. Lisbon : University of Lisbon, Arts Faculty / Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnología. 125-139.

2007b «Three Canadian Sephardic Women and their Transplanted Repertoires:

From Salonica, Larache and Sarajevo to Montreal and Kahnawá:ke. » In Anna Hoefnagels and Gordon Smith, eds. Folk Music, Traditional Music, Ethnomusicology: Canadian Perspectives, Past and Present. Cambridge Scholars Press. 150-162.

2007c "Les Chansons judéo-espagnoles retournent à Ibéria: des contextes sépharades, crypto- juif, 'folk ', et 'juif ' inventé." Acts: "Identités sépharades et modernité" : 247-263.

2007d. « Lo sefardí y lo medieval – creando nuevas tradiciones por transmisión mixta », in

González, Marival, ed. Papers in Memoriam Carlos Sáez. Alcala de Henares.

2007f « Travelling, Singing, Collecting, Writing, Teaching. » in Liz Pearl, ed. Living Legacies : a

Collection of Inspirational Contemporary Canadian Jewish Women. Toronto,PK: 129-34.

2006a "'Your Ballad Man': Ballads in the Alan Lomax Recordings Collection." ed. R. Renwick and

S. Rieuwerts. Ballad Mediations : Folksongs recovered, reinvented, and reimagined. Trier, Wissenschafterlicher Verlag: 27-33.

2006b "Panorama de la canción judeo-española." Diputación de Zaragoza, Monographs.

http://turismoenzaragoza.net/turismo/monograficos/aragon-sefarad/VolumenI/VolI-26.pdf

2005a "My soul's there and my heart's on its way": Portuguese women's pilgrimage drum-songs,

Performing Ecstasies: Music, Dance, and Ritual in the Mediterranean. Ed. Luisa Del Giudice and Nancy Van Deusen, Ottawa: Institute for Medieval Music: 105-119.

2005b. The Mediaization of Judeo-Spanish Song, in George Zucker, ed., Sephardic Identity, Essays on a Vanishing Culture, London, McFarland,:189-203

2005c "Report and Projects: Music in the Balearic and Pityusic Islands, with Esperança Bonet Roig and Manel Frau , Music and Anthropology 9

2004a. "Alan Lomax en España,", with Miguel-Angel Berlanga, Luis Costa, Juan Antonio Torres, in Josep Marti, ed., Voces e imagenes en la etnomusicologia actual, Madrid, Museo del Traje,:399-410

2004b "E com razões de ladino": Judeo-Spanish Song as Identity Marker, from Iberian neo- Sephardic activities to the Internet", Acts, British Judeo-Spanish Conference, ed.A. Deyermond, H. Pomeroy, Leiden, Brill: 159-167.

2004c. El pandero cuadrado en España y Portugal, in A. Iglesias Ovejero, ed., Formas de Vida y Cultura Tradicional en El Rebollar y Otras Partes, Cahiers du P.R.O.H.E.M.I.O. 6/2:395-406

2004 "Adufe (I) Pande(i)ro c(q)uadrado" 1+2: Interfolk (Madrid) 20, 21

2004 "Algún Cátaro irá a buscarte en la estación de autobuses..."

http://revista.bodasdeisabel.com/2005/JCoh/JCoh.htm

2004 "Alan Lomax 1915-2005." Interfolk (Madrid) 15

2003 "Sephardic Song", Midstream 49/5: 12-16.

2002-8. Notes and introductions, CD booklets, Spain Series, Alan Lomax Collection, Rounder

Records Galicia, Aragón/Valencia, Extremadura, Basque Country I+II, Pityusic Islands, Mallorca.La Mancha, Castilla, León in press. Others in process.

2001a "'Ca no soe joglaresa': Women Musicians in Medieval Iberia's Three Cultures", in A. Klinck

and A. Rasmussen,eds, Medieval Women's Song: Cross-Cultural Approaches University

of Pennsylvania: 66-80.

2001b "Musical Life in Montreal's Judeo-Spanish Community", in E. Koskoff, ed., Garland

Encyclopedia of World Music, Vol.3, United States and Canada: 1171-1175

2001 "Wandering along the roads of Crypto-Jewish Musical Tradition", Los Muestros (Belgium),

2001-2. "Following Alan Lomax's Foot-steps in Spain." Canadian Folk Music Bulletin 35/3-4:1-4

2000b "The Ethnomusicologist as Applied Contrafactotum", Hispania Judaica 2:35-42

2000c Music and the Border: a Canadian Ethnomusicologist's wanderings [in Spanish], in

Filandar/Fiadeiro (Zamora), 12:16-20http://www.terra.es/personal/enriquer/pdfs/musyfron.pdf

2000d "Sephardic Music", in Ross Duffin, ed., Performer's Guide to Medieval Music, Indiana U.P.158-62; at http://www.sefarad.org/publication/lm/042/7.html

2000e "Singing the Cantigas of Santa Maria: a conversation between Judith Cohen and David Flory". Cantigueiros 11/12:67-77

1999a "Sephardic Music": in World Music, the Rough Guide, 2nd ed., ed. S. Broughton, V.I:370-4

1999b "Belmonte dos meus Amores: Ethnomusicological Fieldwork among Iberian Crypto-Jews,"in Annette Benaim, ed., Acts of the Tenth British Conference on Judeo-Spanish Studies, London,Queen Mary and Westfield College: 265-288

1999c "Music and the Reconstruction of Iberian Crypto-Jewish Identity", in Targarona Borrás, Judit and Angel Sáenz-Badillos, eds. ,Jewish Studies at the Turn of the Twentieth Century. Proceedings of the 6th EAJS Congress. Toledo, July 1998, Leiden-Boston-Köln: Brill, vol. II, 282-292

1999d "Re-created Music and Re-created Identities in Imagined Iberian Jewish Communities", in Revista de Dialectología y Tradiciones Populares, 54/2:125-144

1999e "Judeo-Spanish ('Ladino') Recordings, Journal of American Folklore 112/446:530-539

1999f "Constructing a Spanish Jewish Festival: Music and the Appropriation of Tradition, World of

Music 41/3:85-114

1999 "Sephardic Music: the Romance and Romanticization of Medieval Spain", in S. Broughton, ed. Rough Guide to World Music, 2nd ed.370-7,

1999 "Guarda: Intervenção dos Judeus na Formação da Cidade: Música". María Antonieta García, ed. Guarda:Historia e Cultura Judáica. Guarda, City Hall:149-56

1998a "Back to the Future: New Traditions in Judeo-Spanish Song Performance", From Iberia to Diaspora, ed. Y. and N. Stillman, Leiden, Brill: 496-514

1998b "Humour and Satire in Judeo-Spanish Song", Joachim Braun and Uri Sharvit, ed.,Studies

in Socio-Musical Sciences, Ramat-Gan, Bar-Ilan University Press:233-244

1997 "Evolving Roles of Women in Judeo-Spanish Song", in Hispano-Jewish Civilization after 1492 , ed. M. Abitbol et al., Jerusalem, Misgav Yerushalayim: 82-100

1996a "'Pero la voz es muy educada': Reactions to Evolving Styles in Judeo-Spanish Song Performance", Sephardica: Hommages Haïm-Vidal Séphiha, ed.W. Busse et al., Berlin, Peter Lang:65-82

1996b "Sephardic Music" entry in encyclopedia MGG (Germany)

1996c "A Bosnian Sephardic Woman in Kahnewake, Québec",Canadian Women's Studies 16/4:112-3

1996d-2005: Sonography of Judeo-Spanish Song klezmershack.com/articles/9903.cohen_j.sephardic.html

1995a "Romancing the Romance:Perceptions (and Boundaries) of the Judeo-Spanish Ballad", in James Porter, ed., Ballads and Boundaries: Narrative Singing in an Intercultural Context, UCLA:209-217.

1995b "Women's Role in Judeo-Spanish Song", in Maurie Sacks, ed., Active Voices, Women in Jewish Culture, University of Illinois:181-200.

1995c "A Reluctant Woman Pilgrim and a Green Bird: a Possible Cantiga Melody Survival in a Sephardic Ballad", Cantigueiros 7:85-89

1995d "'Just Harmonizing it in their Own Way': Change and Reaction in Judeo-Spanish Song", Revista de Musicología(Madrid) 6/3, 1995:1578-1596

1995 e "Rae-Day in Jaffa: Bob Rae's Song Travels to Jaffa." CFMB 29/1-25

1994 "Community Concert: a Multicultural Event in a Toronto Elementary School", CFMB 22:3-7

1992 "1492-1992 Revisited: The Sephardic Song 'Revival"; CD selections, Musicworks 54:36-42

1991 "Humor y sátira en el cantar judeo-español." Maguen - Escudo (Caracas) 80 16-24

1990 "Musical Bridges: The Contrafact Tradition in Judeo-Spanish Song", in Cultural Marginality in the Western Mediterranean, ed. F Gerson & A. Percival. Toronto, New Aurora Editions: 121-128.

1989b "The Impact of Mass Media and Acculturation on Judeo-Spanish Song", in Simon Frith, ed., World Music, Politics and Social Change, Manchester U.P.: 90-97.

1987a "The Lighter Side of Judeo-Spanish Traditional Song", CFMJ 15, 25-34.

1987b " 'Ya Salió de la mar': Traditional Judeo-Spanish Wedding Songs", in Ellen Koskoff, ed., Women and Music in Cross-Cultural Perspective, Greenwood Press:55-67.

1986 (with Oro Anahory-Librowicz), "Modalidades expresivas de los cantos de boda judeo-españoles", Revista de Dialectología y Tradiciones Populares 41: 189-209.

1983 "Teaching Early Music through Original Notation", Continuo 6/9:15-16.

1982 "Judeo-Spanish Songs in Montreal and Toronto",Canadian Folk Music Journal (CFMJ) 10:40-47.

 

SELECTED PAPERS/LECTURES/WORKSHOPS/ (unpublished)

2014 "Singing over Time and Space: Music in Sephardic and Crypto-Jewish Life" (lecture-

recital), La transnationalisation du religieux par la musique. Université de Montréal.

2014 "The Sephardic Romancero: an imposter in the medieval music world?" (plenary).

Jornada de Müsica Medieval. Complutense University, Madrid.

2014 "Singing diaspora – Sephardic ballads over continents and centuries"

Singing Storytellers: The Lives, Music and Verbal Artistry of Bards in our

World". Cape Breton University.

2014 "La Raya y la Müsica Sefardî". Zamora en la Raya: herencias sefardîes compartidas.

(Plenary). Zamora/Vimioso-Fermoselle-Carção (Spain and Portugal)

2014 "Singing together again: Performing Sephardic and Sufi Women's Songs in Larache,

Morocco." European Association of Jewish Studies, Paris.

2014 "The Sephardic Romancero," Medieval Iberian Music Colloquium (invited);

Columbia University / University of California Riverside

2014 Overview of Sephardic Music Genres, U. California Los Angeles (Music, Spanish)

2014 Obituary, Samuel G. Armistead. El Amaneser, Istanbul. 10/103:p.1

2013 Re-injecting Sephardic Songs into a Lost Moroccan Community, AJS, Boston.

2013 Researching and Singing Pan-European Balladry, New York University (French Dept)

2013 "Tan lejos y tan cerca: La música sefardí". Candeleda, Spain, Festival Pedro Vaquero.

2013 "'Oh, moderno Salonik': Songs, sayings and writings of Bouena Sarfaty
Garfinkle and Sephardic life in Salonica and Montreal". International Society

for Sephardic Studies, Girona, Spain.

2013 "Nina, the 'Bulbul of Sarajevo', among the Mohawks". Ladino section of World Union

of Jewish Studies Conference, Jerusalem, Israel. Hebrew University.

2013 "Ecos de las tradiciones musicales de los Cripto-Judíos de la Raya", Zamora Judía, Zamora. 2013 Concordia Univ. Dept. of Religious Studies, Montreal. "Demystifying Sephardic Songs"

2013 "Crypto-Jewish Women in Portugal", Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati

2013 "Music in Crypto-Jewish Life", (invited), Jewish Music Week, Toronto.

2013 Sephardic music workshop, Dar Laraïch Cultural Association, Larache, Morocco

2013 "Sephardi Musical Culture", seminar for Oraynu Congregation for Humanistic Judaism. Course: A Journey through Jewish Cultures"

2013 Panelist (invited), Folk Music and Research in Canada, Folk Alliance Conference, Toronto

2012 (Invited) "'The bride has come out from the sea' - Sephardic songs around the Mediterranean". Canadian Institute of Mediterranean Studies.

2012 "They Took Their Songs With Them" – The Sephardic Diaspora and Travelling Songs. Early Modern Migrations, Toronto

2012 (Invited) "We've always sung this" - the importance of an ethnographic /
ethnomusicological perspective for historical studies
History of Jews and Muslims conference. Évora, Portugal

2012 "Alan Lomax, Manuel García Matos y el viaje de 1952" (invited), for weekend

course on Manuel García Matos, University of Extremadura-Cáceres, Plasencia campus

2012 "El pandero cuadrado en Portugal e España" (invited), Festival of Square Frame Drums,

Peñaparda (Salamanca), Spain

2012 "Music and Identity in Iberian Jewish and Crypto-Jewish Life" . Midwest

Jewish Studies Association, York University, Toronto

2012 "Were the "Last Marranos" the last? Portuguese Crypto-Jews in Film. Music and

Minorities (ICTM), Israel"

2012 "Singing beyond the island: New musical strategies among Iberian Crypto-Jews"

ICTM Music and Minorities conference, Lisbon, Universidade Nova.
2011 (Kluge Fellow Lecture, Library of Congress) "'Like musical woodpeckers tapping on

honey-trees': Alan Lomax's six months in Spain, 1952." August 25, 2011.

2011 (Keynote) '"No worries, husband – that's just the milkmaid in our bed" – women and their

stories in Sephardic and European song traditions). Gossip, Gospel, Governance: Orality in

Europe 1400-1700. British Academy (London, UK)

2011 "Facebooking" the Village:A Decade of Fieldwork Following Alan Lomax's Spanish Fieldwork

2011. "One more rose joined the circle": gender roles, religious observance and play-party dances among rural Portuguese Crypto-Jews." Panel on Jewish women and music, Society for

Ethnomusicology. Philadelphia.

2011 "'Os nossos - ou dos goios' - Music in the lives of Portuguese Crypto-Jews". Society for
Crypto-Jewish Studies, San Diego (invited)

2011. "Sephardic music: myths and (relative) realities". Library of Congress, Washington.
2011 "Ballads and diasporas: Sephardim and Bnei Anusim" . International Conference

on Jewish Genealogy, Washington, D.C.

2011 "The King got up one Monday morning: Landarico from the Merovingians to the Sephardim." International Ballad Symposium, Faro, Portugal

2011 "What makes a song a song? Fieldwork conversations about traditional songs and singing"

International Council for Traditional Music / Canadian Society for Traditional Music,

Memorial University. St. John's, Newfoundland.

2011. Re-shaping Sephardic music through the media - a perspective from two centuries
Lisbon, Music and Media Study Group of the International Musicology Society

2011. RABBI or REBECO: the Sephardic-flamenco myth in the 20th and 21st centuries
Association for Jewish Studies. Washington DC.
2010 ""Just a fado spice" – Portuguese Crypto-Jewish musical identities." Association for

Jewish Studies conference, Boston.

2010. Invited faculty for the Mediterranean Summer Institute (NEH),University of

California. Barcelona. "Cultural hybridities: Christians, Muslims and Jews and the

Medieval mediterranean."

2010. "Le romancero – chantant son destin. Invited lecture-demonstration for Colloquium

Fatum et téléologie dans le tissage des récits de soi.Bosnia (Foggia), Italy.

2010. "A Bosnian Sephardic Woman on a Canadian Mohawk Reservation" . Musicology Conference, Academy of Music, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Hercegovina, October 2010.

2010. Lecture-concert for Staging Jewish Modernity conference, University of Toronto.
2010. "Music and Identity among Portuguese Crypto-Jews", Conversos and Moriscos Conference, St. Louis University / Alcalá de Henares, June 2010.

2010. "Para ke no mos ulvidemos" – rescuing Ladino songs and lore through the internet." Folklore Studies Association of Canada, May 2010, Montreal, Concordia University.

2010. "'Now I forget the words!': Searching for songs on the 'Ladinobus' in Turkey." European

Association of Jewish Studies, Ravenna.

2009. "En Estambul avia – c'est la danse nouvelle" – a song as a microcosm of early

twentieth-century Sephardic Life. Association for Jewish Studies, Los Angeles.

2009 From the Inquisition to the Internet: the hidden Jews of Portugal construct a new

musical identity. Canadian Society for Traditional Music. University of Montreal.

2009 Ladinokomunita on the road: an ethnomusicologist's fieldwork dream come true. Ladino

Section, World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem.

2009 Belmonte Revisited: Music in the Lives of Crypto- and not-so-Crypto Jews in Portugal.
Music Section. World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem.
2009 Ibiza: constructing an island's musical world. Folklore Studies Association of Canada.
2009 Music and the Sephardi Holocaust Experience. For "How did Professionals Become
Perpetrators of Injustice? Lessons for the Future from the Dark Days of the Holocaust.
The Law Society of Upper Canada; League for Human Rights of B'nai Brith Canada.
2009 The Adufe in Spain and Portugal: special presentation for North American Frame
Drummers Association, New Jersey.
2008 "Selanikli Humour in Montreal", conference "Judeo-Spanish Satirical Texts in Salonica."
Thessaloniki, October 26-28.
2008 "Sephardic-Flamenco-Medieval": a World Music Myth, Music and Minorities/ICTM, Prague
2008. "Ethno-nostalgia: Ladinkomunita goes to Turkey and I go with Them." Canadian Society
of Traditional Music, Halifax.
2008 "Remembering the Graceful Doe: Jewish, Christian and Muslim Women and Music in Medieval Andalusia and Beyond." Musical Exodus: Al-Andalus and its Jewish Diasporas.

ICTM Mediterranean Study Group. Cambridge, England.

2008 "Just Say It's Medieval:" Working with Sephardic Music in Constructed Realities." ICTMç Study Group in Applied Ethnomusicology. Ljubljana.

2008 Judy Frankel, 1942-2008. Obituary. Sing Out! Magazine. Summer 2008.

2008 Universities: Murcia, Balearic Islands; Conservatory of Murcia: Lectures on

Sephardic Music and on Music Traditions of Canada.

2008 Dialectal variants of Judeo-Spanish (Ladino), Portuguese, and Spanish folk music. Centre
for Research on Language Contact, York University.
2007 "Dizer chançonetas and rezar romances: a sung and narrated performance of Sephardic
and pan-European ballads." (invited.) Istanbul, Boğazici University:
Performance and Performers in. the Eastern Mediterranean: 11th-18th Centuries.

2007 "Ladino Music Comes of Age: An Intangible Heritage Re-Imagined Backwards and Forwards". American Folklore Society/Canadian Folklore and Ethnology Association

2007 "All Flamenco is old Sephardic music": imagined encounters and
real-time non-encounters in Sephardic and "Gypsy" music in Spain and Portugal".
Canadian Society for Traditional Music, Edmonton, Alberta.
2007. "Medieval is Better: the construction of a "medieval" Ladino identity and repertoire in
Spain's "Three Cultures" festivals." Paper, and organizer/Chair of "Virtually
Sephardic" Panel. American Jewish Studies conference, Toronto.
2007 "Les chansons judéo-espagnoles - maintenir et recréer une tradition."
Colloquium Tradition et création musicales au Moyen-Orient. Université de
Montréal (invited.)
2006a. "Music and Memory among Crypto-Jews in Portuguese Border Villages". Jewish
Music Forum, Center for Jewish History, New York City, October 20.
2006c "Visions of Sefarad in Iberia and North America", University of Western Ontario (invited)
2006d "Music and the construction of "the Three Cultures" in Spain and Portugal: medievalism,
myths and bits of what may be reality" . Popular Musics of the Hispanic and Lusophone
Worlds, Newcastle.
2006e "Jewish Salonica remembered in Montreal: the repertoire of Bouena Sarfatty Garfinkle", Association for Canadian Jewish Studies, CFHSS congress, Toronto

2006f "In the noble city of Granada – Bingo! Microworlds of Sephardic Music in Montreal and
Toronto", Canadian University Music Society, CFHSS congress, Toronto
2006g. "Alan Lomax - a realistic romantic or romantic realist, recording music in
Franco's Spain." Monthly Colloquium, Ethnomusicology Institute INET, Universidade Nova, Lisbon (Portugal), June 27. (invited)

2006h "Singing Lives: Sephardic Women and the Ballads of their World." Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas University of Navarra, Pamplona (Spain), May 19. (plenary speaker)

2006i "A música sefardita", Tertùlia Ladina, Clube Literário do Porto (Portugal), July 9.

2005a "Eivissa ja no é Eivissa: old and new musical worlds in Ibiza", with Tamar Cohen Adams,

York University Graduate Colloquium Series, January 2005.

2005b "Con el guelindón - a tocar es xoriguer": Subtle and Unsubtle Courtship in Luso-Hispanic and Sephardic Song", "Music and the Art of Seduction" conference, Amsterdam

2005c "That's Pae, not Padre! Ladino and Music in Emerging Jewish Identities in Spain and Portugal", World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, August 2005.

2005d "The Adufe, the Square Drum, in History and Tradition", First European Frame Drummers

Meeting, Barcelona

2005e "Music in the construction of a medieval identity for Sephardic and Muslim 'Others' in Spain and Portugal", Canadian Society for Traditional Music Conference, Vancouver

2004a "Music in Converso Life: an Overview", Convivencia Conference, Madrid

2004b KEYNOTE: "It only matters that they think it's medieval": Music in would-be -medieval festivals in Spain, International Medievalism Conference, Fredericton, New Brunswick

2003a "Marketing the Sacred: Crypto-Jewish and Invented Jewish Identities in Spain and Portugal", Sacred Music colloquium, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo (invited speaker)

2003b "To record the music of this benighted country": Alan Lomax in Spain 1952 revisited - and re-edited."Folklore Studies Association of Canada, Halifax

2003c "El uso de la música de la época por los poetas judíos de Iberia medieval." Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, Madrid

2003d "Cross-influences among Iberian Jewish, Christian and Muslim music and musicians in the Middle Ages", New England Medieval Conference (invited speaker), Amherst.

2002a "Singing the poetry: Bringing Medieval Romance Language Songs to Life", Univ. Athens, Georgia (invited)

2002b "Tradiciones musicales de Canadá", University of La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands

2002c "Music in the three religious communities of medieval Iberia", Brussels, Transreligiosa Festival (invited)

2002e "The Alan Lomax Spain recordings: village music of the 1950's and of half a century later",

Mediterranean Studies Conference, Granada, Spain

2002h "Portuguese regional music traditions and medieval roots", Azores Islands, Ministry of

Communities, "Discovery of Roots" course.(invited)

2002i "' Theoretical and practical questions working with the Lomax Spain collection", Society for Ethnomusicology (Applied Ethnomusicology), Denver

2001a "Borders, Women and Music: Medieval Iberia's Three Communities", Univ.New Mexico (invited)

2001b "Problems in the Performance of the Cantigas de Santa María", Kalamazoo Medieval Congress (invited)

2001c "La música y la escritura: tradiciones medievales y orales", lecture-recital, Univ.Alcalá de Henares (invited)

2000a "O/El pande/i/ro c/q/uadrado, indicador de identidad - ¿pero de quien/mais de quem? , SIbE, Sociedad Ibérica de Etnomusicología, Faro,Portugal

2000b "Iberian Jewish Musical Identity: Reclaimed or Reinvented", International Jewish Music

Conference, London

2000c Oral Tradition and the Medieval Music Curriculum in Ontario:Canadian Society for Musical

Traditions/SEM, with S. James-Wilson and K. Veblen

2000d "Hit that drum, girl! Performance practice changes in Iberian women's drumming", SEM, Toronto

2000e "As Sephardic as Possible, Please": reconstructing Iberian Jewish Music and Identity", Jewish Music Colloquium, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario (invited)

1999a "A música sefardita e a música medieval", University of Evora (Portugal), May 1999

1999b-c "Musical Mosaic: Musical Traditions of Canada", Spanish Association of Canadian Studies, Univ. La Laguna, Tenerife (Canary Islands) , Spain; 2000 U. Extremadura, Cáceres

1998a "The Ethnographer as Neo-Inquisitor: among the Crypto-Jews in Portugal", FSAC, Ottawa

1998b "Sephardic and Crypto-Jewish Songs", Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies, El Paso, Texas

1998c "Humour and Luso-Hispanic Songs", Keynote Presentation, International Society for Luso-Hispanic Humour Studies, Sudbury, Ontario (with Tamar Cohen Adams)

1998d "Crypto is as Crypto Does", Society for Ethnomusicology, Bloomington, Indiana

1998e "The Apostle of the Marranos and Music", Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Montreal

1997c "'And one for the Holy City of Jerusalem': Music in Portuguese Crypto-Jewish Communities", Misgav Yerushalayim, Jerusalem

1996 "Presenting Ballads: Beyond Eurocentricity", International Ballad Symposium, Swansea,

1994a "Christian and Moslem Influence on Judeo-Spanish Song", Medieval Studies, Un. Toronto

1994b "Refrains and Broken Sentences in the Cantigas de Santa María", Kalamazoo Medieval

1993a "Music as a Unifying Force in Toronto's Bombay Jewish Community", FSAC, Ottawa.

1993b "Itineraries of Judeo-Spanish Song", European Seminar in Ethnomusicology, Barcelona

1992 "1992 and the Mediaization of Judeo-Spanish Song", SEM (Society for Ethnomusicology)

1990a "The Medieval Sephardic Fusion Song", Kalamazoo Medieval Congress

1990b "Multicultural Materials for Recorder Teaching", Canadian Society for Traditional Music

1988 "And for the Groom a Sardine: Judeo-Spanish Traditional Music in Canada", Univ.of Waterloo.

1985 "Urban Musical Institutions in Canadian Sephardic Communities", SEM Niagara, Toronto.

1984 "Nova Tradicija and the 'Ethnic' Folk Revival", Folklore Studies Association of Canada

1982 "The Judeo-Spanish Song Tradition in Canada: Inexorable Extinction or Healthy Change?", SEM, College Park, Maryland

 

REVIEWS/COMPTES RENDUS

2014 Melammed, Renée L. An Ode to Salonica.Indiana University Press, for

Sephardic Horizons 4/1 online

2014 Jackson, Maureen. Mixing Musics: Turkish Jewry and the Urban Landscape of a Sacred Song, Stanford University Press. For Sephardic Horizons 4/1, online

2009 Bahat-Ratzon, Naomi and Avner Bahat, editors. With Songs they Respond: the Diwan of the Jews from Central Yemen. Jewish Music Research Center, Jerusalem. For Yearbook for Traditional Music 41: 251-2.

2008a. Armistead, Samuel G., Joseph A. Silverman and Israel J. Katz, Judeo-Spanish Ballads

from Oral Tradition, Vol. 4. For Western Folklore 67/1.

2008b. Kornhauser, Bronia and Margaret Kartomi, producers and liner notes. Out of Babylon: The music of Baghdadi-Jewish migrations into Asia and beyond. Arizona. CD plus booklet.

In The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology.

2007. Mirjana Lausevic, 2006. Balkan Fascination. In Canadian Journal for Traditional Music.

2006a "Two new albums by Flory Jagoda:" www.klezmershack.com/articles/cohen_j/flory_arvoliko/ - 16k

2006b Constantinople. Memoria Sefardí: Musique d'Espagne juive et chrétienne
http://www.klezmershack.com/articles/cohen_j/constantinople/

2006c Un kavretiko. Izzet Bana and the Estreyikas of Estambul. www.klezmershack.com/articles/cohen_j/bana_kavretiko/

2006d Suzie LeBlanc: Le long de la mer jolie: Chants d'Acadie CFMB 40/1-36

2005. Las Cuadrillas de Murcia: Seville World Fair 1992, Murcia Pavillion CFMB 40/1-39

2004 Luis Díaz G. Viana (Coord.), et al. Palabras para el Pueblo, Vol. I, Aproximación general de la Literatura de Cordel, Vol. II.La colección de pliegos del CSIC: Fondos de la Imprenta Hernando. Madrid, CSIC, 2000-1. Estudos de Literatura Oral 9-10.

2002a The Key from Spain: Flory Jagoda VHS. Dir.A. Petrovic, M. Livingstone.Ethnomusicology 46/1:194-6

2002b Tradições Musicais da Estremadura, José Alberto Sardinha, Tradisom, 2000, Estudos de Literatura Oral 7-8:333-4

2001 The Sephardic Experience (CD 4 vol.), The Renaissance Players, Yearbook for Traditional

2000a Romancero Sefardi de Marruecos, Susana Weich -Shahak, Estudos de Literatura Oral 6: 211-14

2000b La Yave, the Key to Sephardic Music CD klezmershack.com/articles/cohen_j/cohen_j.layave.html

1999a Transforming Tradition, N. Rosenberg, ed., Canadian Journal of Traditional Music:4-6

1999b Engendering Song, Jane Sugarman, Ethnologies 21/2.

1998a Arboleras I, (Sephardic songs), Susana Weich-Shahak et al., Balkanistica 11:163-4

1998b Music in the Jewish Community of Palestine,1880-1948, J. Hirshberg , CFC19/2:181-4

1997 Sephardic Romances, Accentus, Early Music Review 31:13-14

1996a Morocco (Music of the Moroccan Jews) video, Israeli Music Heritage Project, Ethnomusicology

1996b Cancionero Sefardí, Alberto Hemsi, ed. Seroussi et al., JFER 18/1-2:88-89

1995 May it Fill Your Soul: Experiencing Bulgarian Music, T. Rice, CFC 17/1:213-6

1993a Judeo-Spanish Moroccan Songs for the Life Cycle, S.Weich-Shahak, Ethnomusicology37/3:442-5.

1985 El folklore musical, Josep Crivillé i Bargalló, Yearbook for Traditional Music 17:217-19.

1981 C'était la plus jolie des filles, Donald Deschênes, Canadian Folklore canadien 3/2:163-4.)

 

RECORDINGS/ENREGISTREMENTS

2011 Series on Sephardic music "Empezar quiero contar", Radio Sefarad radiosefarad.com

2006 Sefarad en Diaspora. with Tamar Cohen Adams, Wafir Sheikh, William Cooley, Eduardo

Paniagua. Pneuma. Reviewed: http://www.klezmershack.com/archives/004383.html

2000 Empezar quiero contar: Canciones de Sefarad, with Tamar Ilana Cohen Adams,

Eduardo Paniagua, Wafir Sheikh. Pneuma PN270 review http://www.klezmershack.com/#cohen_j

1999 Primavera en Salónica: CD of 1991 and 1992a, Madrid, Tecnosaga KPD 10.977

1997 *Dans mon chemin j'ai rencontré: Songs of Meetings and Travelling, with Tamar Cohen Adams, Radio Canada/Interdisc (Prix Marcel Blouin 1994)

1994 "Dized', ¡,ay!, Trobadores'", Monofonías Medievales; Madrid, Saga KPD10914

1992 Judeo-Spanish selections on CD, Musicworks (Publ.1992a)

1990 Circle of Friends, with Mariposa In The Schools, Toronto

1987 ; with Gerineldo: Video Ya Hasrá, by Solly Lévy, Université du Québec à Montréal

1983/5/9;1994 with GERINELDO: Chansons traditionnelles judéo-espagnoles

1981 Recorders, Les flûtes canadiennes, arr. Chris Rawlings, Radio Canada LP RCI507

 

SELECTED LECTURE-RECITALS/CONCERTS:

2014 Special concerts with GERINELDO, Moroccan Judeo-Spanish, Centre Communautaire de

Paris; Alliance Française (Toronto)

2014 Centro Sefarad-Israel, Madrid, concert in conjunction with Zamora international conference

2014 Concert of women's music with tamar Ilana, Marisa Buffone, Anastasia Baczynskij, Alliance

Française, Toronto

2014 Concert, Sephardic Music, Temple Sinai, Toronto

2014 Lectures on Sephardic music: Ashkenaz Festival AND Jewish Music Week, Toronto

2014 Presentation of Carlos Nuñes concert: Library of Congress, Washington DC.

2014. Sephardic music concert, Bulgarian Embassy / Sephardic Culture in DC.

2013 Concert for "Zamora Judía" conference, Zamora, Spain

2013 Concert for Festival Pedro Vaquero, Candeleda, Spain

2012 Midwest Jewish Studies Conference, York University, Toronto, with Tamar Ilana and

Demetrios Petsalakis

2012 Canadian Hispanists Conference, Kitchener-Waterloo, U. of Waterloo, with Tamar Ilana

2012 York University Music Dept. World@Noon Series, with Tamar Ilana, Demetrios Petsalakis

2012 Concert for History of Jews & Muslims in Portugal conference, Évora, Portugal

2011 Library of Congress, Washington DC. With Tamar Ilana and Spyros Koliavasilis.

LIMMUD 2010, University of Warwick, UK;

2011 Gossip, Governance and Orality Conference, British Academy (UK);

2011 International Jewish Genealogy Conference, Washington DC. 2011.

2011 ICTM/CSTM St. John's, Newfoundland 2011.

Sephardic Festival, Córdoba, Spain 2010; Association for Jewish Studies (Toronto 2008); American Folklore Society (Quebec City 2007); Donne in Musica, Rome, Italy 2008;

Riga, Latvia and Vilnius, Lithuania 2009. Jewish Communities; City Hall.

Conference: Jewish Women in the Mediterranean, University of Zagreb, Dubrovnik;

Ashkenaz Festival 2002, 2006, 2008;

Istanbul and Izmir Jewish community centres, Turkey, 2007, 2008;

Festival of the Three Cultures, Murcia, Spain, 2003 and 2009;

Cervantes Institute: Prague, Utrecht, Brussels, New York City (various dates)

University of Kentucky concert and lecture-concerts, Spanish and Music departments, 2008;

British Judeo-Spanish Conference, London, U.K. 2008

Symposium "The Lomax Legacy: Folklore in a Globalizing Century", Washington DC (American Folklife Center / Library of Congress), January 19. 2006

Cathedral of Vitoria (Spain) 2006.

Sarajevo, Jewish Community Centre, August 17 in cooperation with the Canadian Embassy, Bosnia-Hercegovina; Sephardic Community Centres:

Obanos, Pamplona. Workshop and concert, July 2007.; Portuguese Consulate, Toronto, 2000, 2006; University of Valencia, 2007; Chelva (Valencia) Festival 2008; Los Conversos, Hervás (Spain) ; ; Feria Medieval, Belmonte (Portugal)

Performing Arts Educators of Canada: workshop: Balkan dances and additive rhythms, Nov 2006

Voz de Mulher (The Voice of Woman): workshop in Sephardic and Balkan singing, Aveiro, Portugal 2006; Jewish Music Institute, SOAS, London, England:"Sephardi Song Workshop", 2006, 2008; Berkeley Jewish Music Festival, 2005;

Alan Lomax Hommage Concert New York 2003; Segovia Folk Festival, Canadian Embassies Madrid, Lisbon; ; European Association for Jewish Studies, 1998; ; Gerona Isaac el Çec Centre 1999; Seville: Casa de la Memoria de Al-Andalus ;Madrid Casa de America; Valladolid City Hall;

Azores Islands Ministry of Communities ; Festival Intercéltico de Sendim; ; Casa Albuquerque de Cultura, Coimbra; Faro City Hall Festival;; Sephardic House, NYC, National Hispanic Center,