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I am an ethnomusicologist, and also a performer, working both as an artist and as an academic. I speak fluent French and Spanish, and reasonable Portuguese, as well as basic levels of Slavic languages, German and Hebrew. As well, I am a medievalist specializing in medieval Romance language songs. I have given many concerts and workshops - for all ages - through Mariposa In The Schools, as well as programmes in Spain and in Portugal, given in the respective languages. I conduct regular fieldwork in villages of these countries as well as in Sephardic communities on several continents.
Language of Delivery: English, French, Spanish or Portuguese
Target Audience: Any age. Music. Languages. History. Social Sciences.
Session Description: My programmes aim to combine solid content with informal and very accessible, communicative presentation style, involving the audience as much as possible – whether through singing, asking questions, commenting, choosing from among programme alternatives etc. It can also be given as a workshop for teachers.
Preferred Length of Time: Minimum 1 hour. Anything over that can be accomodated according to the needs and interests of the group.
Strand Identifying Keywords: Music, Traditional, Regional, Spain, Portugal, Medieval, Song, música tradicional, regional canción, Sephardic, sefardí, sefardita, España, Portugal, Cataluña, Galicia, Baleares, Extremadura, Açores, Beira-Baixa, Tras-os-Montes
Other Considerations: I also work with students of around 10 and over , and with teachers, on ways to record music, stories and traditions form elder members of their families and communities.