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Cohen, Judith R.

Judith R.
Titulación académica/puesto que ocupa: 
Ph.D. Ethnomusicology, M.A. Medieval Studies, Adjunct Graduate Faculty. Music
York University
Dirección de la institución: 
4700 Keele St., ACE 371 Toronto, Canada M3J 1P3
Principales temas de investigación: 
  • Sephardic music, Judeo-Spanish, Ladino, haketia
  • Crypto-Jewish musical life in Portugal;
  • Women in Sephardic music, women in Crypto-Jewish life;
  • Use of music in Spain’s “festivals of three cultures”, demythologizing Judeo-Spanish music (the “flamenco” myth, the “medieval” myth etc);
  • Medieval music practice;
  • Judeo-Spanish song in non-Jewish pedagogical contexts.

Dr Judith R. Cohen is both a scholar and an active performer and workshop leader of Judeo-Spanish songs, as well as music of the Sephardic diaspora – in the medieval Iberian period, and in the Balkans, Turkey, Greece, and French Canada; as well as in pan-European balladry. She is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese