The concert was yesterday at Beit Avi Chai, and Tals and I had a great time. There were about 200-250 people singing the famous Ladino romanzas & Sefardi/Mizrachi piyutim along with Zoaretz. It was emotional for me as there was so much I related too - his attachment to his Nonnas (grandmother), bourkitas, the songs, the beit knesset (synagogue) and his strong desire to ensure all he's learned and heard is passed on to his children. The only thing this concert was missing was the rest of the family...
After the show ended, the Zoaretz CD was on sale. "How much does it cost?" I asked. "40 shekels," the man responded. "Aren't you their father?" I inquired, and he responded positively. I smiled, and said, "You and your wife should be very proud; you've managed to pass on the traditions of your families to your sons. I hope my wife and I are as privileged." He smiled humbly, "Thank you, it means a lot."
Here are some clips from the show:
La Vida do por el Raki
Avre Tu Puerta Serrada
Et Sha'arei Ratzon
Morenika / Shecharchoret
Li'chvod Chemda'at Levavi