21 2021

Robyn Helzner Presents Bridge to the Balkans

4:00PM - 5:00PM  


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Vocalist and vibrant storyteller Robyn Helzner takes us on an exploration of the spectacular and historic Balkans. Listen to the expressive Ladino songs of Portugal and Spain's expelled Sephardic Jews and to the poignant Yiddish melodies of Eastern Europe's exiled Ashkenazi Jews. Learn of their captivating stories as both sought safe haven in the cities like Dubrovnik, Sarajevo, and Split. See compelling video and striking images of this part of the world as seen through a Jewish lens. Absorb the lively, resonant meeting places between the cultures of east and west.

RSVP to Ruby Vargeson at rvargeson@sbjf.org or (805) 957-1115.