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  • Aroeste Gives New Life to Ladino Tunes

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Purists were skeptical when Sarah Aroeste debuted her Ladino rock 'n' roll band back in 2001. Most artists singing in the fading Sephardic language were traditionalists, performing classical versions of songs dating to the Jews' expulsion from Spain in 1492.

    But here was Aroeste,...