Baladino Israel

Sunday September 4, 8pm
Concert Stage, Harbourfront Centre

With its members hailing from Berlin and Tel Aviv, Baladino is a Mediterranean folk band that offers fresh, yet deeply authentic interpretations of Sephardic and Ladino melodies. Drawing on trans-Mediterranean influences, the group uses subtle electronics and improvisation to reinvigorate traditional approaches to Ladino music. With stunning vocals, unexpected instruments, and a pitch-perfect sense of arrangement, the Israeli group melds everything from Egyptian darbuka to Armenian duduk, from Ladino classics to rarely heard tunes, into a sonically vibrant, organic whole. During Baladino’s live performances, songs often form a jumping-off point for instrumental improvisations driven by Mediterranean-Gypsy grooves, yet embracing rock and electronic influences. Featuring Thomas Moked, Yonnie Dror,  Yael Badash, Daniel Sapir and Yshai Afterman.

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