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Latin Roots: Judeo-Iberian Music

Jan 16, 2014 (WXPN-FM)

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Today on Latin Roots, World Cafe's ongoing series highlighting different genres of Latin music, Catalina Maria Johnson from Chicago Public Radio's Beat Latino joins us to discuss Judeo-Iberian music — or Ladino. The music dates back more than 500 years and represents a dying tradition and dying language; as Johnson explains, the music is helping keep the language alive, often in the form of lullabies.

Listen to Johnson's Spotify playlist of Judeo-Iberian music.

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