Flory Jagoda Sephardic Music Fund

Photo by Tom Pich

In 2005 Virginia Humanities established the Flory Jagoda Sephardic Music Fund, named in honor of Flory Jagoda, a remarkable woman and talented musician who has made it her life’s work to preserve the songs and stories of Sephardic culture. Known as the “keeper of the flame” for preserving the Ladino music of Sephardic Jews in the United States, Flory Jagoda is an internationally recognized singer, songwriter, and composer.

Listen to Flory sing in Ladino and talk about her nona’s songs at the Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Showcase:

Read the story of Flory’s restored accordion – Daily Progress, October 5, 2014 by David Mauer