Trio Sefardi - La Nona Kanta: The Remarkable Life of Flory Jagoda

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March 9, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Classical Studies, Historic Preservation, Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, Jewish History / Studies

A celebration of 95-year-old National Heritage Award-winning Sephardic singer and composer, Flory Jagoda, in her own words, with live music by Trio Sefardi.

Presented in collaboration with the National Institute for Holocaust Documentation at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.


“La Nona Kanta” is a tale of survival and courage that has particular relevance in today’s turbulent world. In filmed interviews, Flory tells the true story of how music helped her escape from Nazi-occupied Yugoslavia when she was a teenager; how she made a life in the United States; and how she turned the tragic fate of her family and Balkan Sephardic culture into a celebration of five centuries of faith and tradition, giving meaning to the rest of her life, and delighting audiences worldwide.


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