Noam Vazana – sopraan, Alon Sariel – mandoline, Michael Tsalka – fortepiano: Sephardic Dreams: Ladino and Spanish Songs for a New Age

18 augustus 2019 | 20.15 uur | Kerkzaal Luthermuseum in de Wittenberg, Amsterdam

Noam Vazana – winnares van de Sephardic Music Award 2017 – begeleid door Alon Sariel op mandoline (Podium Witteman 28 april 2018) en Michael Tsalka op fortepiano, zingt een zinderend repertoire van Sefardische, Spaanse en Ladino liederen, met hun wortels in Joods-Spaans-Marokko, waar Flamenco nooit ver weg is.


Sephardic Dreams: Ladino and Spanish Songs for a New Age


Noam Vazana (soprano)
Alon Sariel (mandolin)
Michael Tsalka (fortepiano)


Streicher fortepiano (Vienna, 1867)


Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)
Uit: El Amor Brujo (1914-1915)
Danza del fuego (Danza del fin dei dia)
Libretto: Gregorio Martinez Sierra (1881-1947)

Enrique Granados (1867-1916)
Uit: Danzas Espanolas, Op. 37 (1890)
5. Andaluza

Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909)
Recuerdos de la Alhambra

Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)
Uit: Suite Española No. 1, Op. 47 (1882-1889)
5. Asturias – Leyanda
3. Sevilla – Sevillana

——–      Pauze     ———

Nani Noam Vazana (comp. & libr.)
El Gacela

Sefardische traditionals (NN)
– Durme Durme
– Los Guisados De La Berendjena
– Puncha Puncha

Nani Noam Vazana (comp. & libr.)
Sin Dingun Ijo Varon

Sefardische traditional (NN)
Cuando el Rey Nimrod

Nani Noam Vazana (comp. & libr.)
Una Segunda Piel



Noam Vazana / Nani

“Nani’s music has distant leanings to Flamenco, North African music and Sephardic traditional song, with timeless melodies and fluid improvisation, but more importantly, she is the only known artist to revitalise the ancient Ladino language of her grandmother’s Morocco, bringing it into the spotlight and up-to-date with material resonant with our own times. Her voice alone is mesmerising – pure and simple, powerful and precise, and imbued with the traditions and the emotional journey of the migrant people who first took their culture across the globe, following the Jewish expulsion from Spain in the 15th century. With her trio, the sound world of fiery Spanish guitar and vibrant percussion is infused with the rhythm of the market place, the melodies of joy and heartbreak, and the stories of a people who left behind their homeland.” -Manchester Jazz Festival

Noam “Nani” Vazana is an acclaimed international Singer, Composer, Pianist and Trombonist. Official selection WOMEX panel 2018, won the Sephardic Music Award 2017, ranked iTunes Top-20 bestseller 2015, won ACUM album prize . Played Jazzahead DE, North Sea Jazz NL, Roccella Jazz IT, Injazz NL, Blue Note PL, Tanjazz MA Tel Aviv Jazz ISR, Artist in residence Amsterdam Roots Festival, sharing the stage with John Clayton, Terell Stafford, Katie Melua, Bobby Mcferrin & more. Vazana composed music for BBC and NPO documentaries & released 3 albums. The Dutch NPO network released a mini documentary about her work in 2018 and  is now making a documentary about her life & music to be released in 2020. Nani’s new album, Andalusian Brew was released in april 2018 (Xango Music) and followed by a world tour of 90 concerts.

“A musical phenomenon”, as described on the Kulturbörse Freiburg program, Noam Vazana will have you holding your breath while you marvel at her voice while she plays trombone and piano simultaneously!) in her live one-woman show. Now as she dares to take her own distinct sound into new dimensions with her new album, Nani, she crosses over to a deeper level with hypnotic ancient Sephardic melodies. The recent winner of the Sephardic Music Award 2017, Vazana released her 3rd solo album Nani: Andalusian Brew on september 2017 in Benelux (Xango Music).

Bursting into the global music scene in 2011 with the release of her first album, Daily Sketch which generated rave reviews and was immediately chosen for ‘Album of the week’ on NTR-radio NL while two singles David’s Lament and Personality were selected for ‘Hit of the week’ on both Radio 2 NL en NTR radio NL. The album also won the Keren Hayesod prize in 2011. In 2010 Noam won the Dutch singer-songwriter competition Mooie Noten and has also won the AICF scholarship for excellence in young musicians for 6 years in a row 2000-2006.

“The 1st original Ladino album in the world” Jewish Telegraphic Agency, USA
“Breathtaking artist, her ballads go under your skin” Frankfurter Allgemeine, DE
“Vazana’s strength is both in her 3-forte virtuoso on all vocals, trombone and piano and in her ability to put a spell on the audience” Maariv, ISR

“A must see show!”
De Volkskrant, NL

“Love Migration is an unforgettable journey, to enjoy from the first note to the last”
Written in music

“Noam endows a melancholic woe to the ancient Sephardic songs in a rich, yet sensitive manner… Ten subdued songs, strikingly sung. Very well done”
OOR magazine, NL


Kerkzaal Luthermuseum in de Wittenberg

Luther Museum in de Wittenberg De Geelvinck Salon heeft een nieuw onderdak gevonden in het gebouw, waar sinds juni  2019 het Luther Museum in is gevestigd, ook bekend als de Wittenberg. Deze naam is een verwijzing naar de stad waar Luther eens zijn stellingen bekend maakte. Het gebouw, dat dateert uit 1772, bevindt zich in de Plantagebuurt, tussen Weesperstraat en Roetersstraat, op de hoek, waar Nieuwe Kerkstraat en Nieuwe Keizersgracht samenkomen. Het adres van het Luther Museum en de kerkzaal is Nieuwe Keizersgracht 570.

The Geelvinck Salon has found a new home in the building, which since June 2019, houses the Luther Museum, also known as the Wittenberg. This name is a reference to the city where Luther once made his theses known. The building, which dates from 1772, is located in the Plantagebuurt between Weesperstraat and Roetersstraat on the corner where Nieuwe Kerkstraat and Nieuwe Keizersgracht meet. The address of the Luther Museum and the church hall is Nieuwe Keizersgracht 570.

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Nieuwe Keizersgracht 570
1018 VG Amsterdam