Singer-songwriter and violinist Lily Henley has a new album like no other: On “Oras Dezaoradas” she invents new music for centuries-old traditional Sephardic-Jewish ballads. It’s a beautiful project, sung almost entirely in Ladino, the almost-forgotten Sephardic dialect that sounds more like Spanish than anything else.
In this week’s podcast, we talk to Henley about the making of Oras Dezaoradas, her unique musical upbringing, her songwriting process, and more. It’s a great conversation about a truly unique album.
This episode is sponsored by Peghead Nation (use promo code FRETBOARD and get your first month free or $20 off any annual subscription); retro fret vintage guitars; Izotope (use discount code FRET10 to save 10% on your Izotope purchase); and Calton Falls.
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