Across So Many Seas by Ruth Behar

Across So Many Seas Playlist

Songs remembered from long ago and the haunting sound of the oud echo through the pages of Across So Many Seas. These are songs of hope and blessings. Lullabies. Songs of love. Songs of joy. Songs saying goodbye. On this playlist you can hear all the songs mentioned in the book.  Most are in Ladino, or Judeo-Spanish, the language preserved by Sephardic Jews after they left Spain in 1492. There are also Cuban songs in Spanish. Happy listening! I hope you’ll be inspired to sing along with Benvenida, Reina, Alegra, and Paloma!