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Music

Laura Elkeslassy is a singer of Judeo-Arab music. She regularly performs music in Hebrew, Arabic and Ladino. Her current work focuses on reclaiming the cultural heritage of Jews from Arab lands from a feminist perspective. 

Announcing Ya Ghorbati, Divas in Exile a new multimedia album on Ayin Press

Ya Ghorbati

In the multimedia album Ya Ghorbati, singer Laura Elkeslassy musically excavates her family’s history in Morocco, France, and Israel, coming face-to-face with forgotten ancestors and reclaiming a lost family name. Developed in collaboration with music director Ira Khonen Temple, this project weaves together the stories of Judeo-Arab divas from the last century with new performances and interpretations of their music. Ya Ghorbati looks across time and space to tell a tale of political upheaval, exile, and displacement—ultimately questioning the supposed binary of Arab and Jew. 
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Laura Elkeslassy | Vocals, Executive Production
Ira Khonen Temple | Music Direction, Executive Production, Keys & Accordion 

April Centrone | Percussion
Eylem Basaldi | Violin 
Yoni Battat | Oud & Guitar
Zoë Guigueno | Bass
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Ayin Press Folio

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