Dora Juárez Kiczkovsky
Cantos para una Diáspora
Sephardic Music
Produced by John Zorn for his New York label Tzadik, CANTOS PARA UNA DIÁSPORA is the first
soloist recording by this Mexican Jewish singer.
With Sephardic songs of love, death, war, and migration, Dora Juárez Kiczkovsky, member of the
eclectic and iconoclast vocal trio Muna Zul, now immerses herself in her origins with an
uninhibited, fresh, and at the same time profound spirit, to
bring about an exquisite mix between ancestral and
This new and original look into Sephardic traditional songs, full
of depth, sensitivity, and a somewhat healthy irreverence
makes of this recording an intimate, touching piece.
“Dora Juárez steps out on her own to create a fascinating musical journey exploring her own
jewish identity. Tracing her lineage from her parents roots this is an intensely personal and
passionate jewishh story told through traditional sepharadic songs...”
John Zorn
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DORA JUÁREZ KICZKOVSKY, a one of a kind singer and
filmmaker, and extreme immigrant, sings and narrates
from the very border that defines her own existence.
Member of the avant garde and eclectic vocal trio Muna
Zul, she has musically collaborated with the German
filmmaker Werner Herzog, the african singer Mola Syla
and the cellist Ernst Reijseger for the acclaimed film The
Wild Blue Yonder.
And has shared the stage with Juan Pablo Villa, Rita Guerrero, Iraida Noriega, Ensamble Segrel,
La Barranca and several other figures in the Mexican music scene.
With Muna Zul she has performed in France, Spain, USA, South America and in the most
renowned music festivals in Mexico. Their first edited CD, Muna Zul, was also produced by John
Zorn, for TZADIK, in 2003.
Her most recent production CANTOS PARA UNA DIÁSPORA (Tzadik records, 2013), is a selection
of Sephardic traditional songs revisited in a contemporary manner, through which she pays a
unique and intimate musical homage to her family tree.
She has composed music for theater plays and has taken part, as a singer, in several Mexican
films, some of which have been internationally awarded.
She has been three times the recipient of a grant from the Mexican National Fund for the
Culture and the Arts (FONCA) to produce and direct documentaries about songs and singing in
Mexico and the world. She is also the producer/director of the innovative TV series ÉRASE UNA
VOZ (Once Upon A Voice).
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Performance Summary
CANTOS PARA UNA DIÁSPORA is an intimate journey through the Sephardic musical universe.
Voice, guitar, antique percussion instruments, electro acoustic processes, and throat singing
come together to revisit medieval Jewish-Spanish songs in Ladino and Castilian, with a fresh
look that preserves and emphasizes the depths of these songs, always touching and evocative.
The distinctive timbre and profound eloquence of this extraordinary singer, are here brought
together with the superb musical quality of guitarist Fernando Vigueras, who is a fundamental
figure in the avant garde and free improvisation music scene in Mexico, and Francisco Bringas,
the renowned percussionist, throat singer and multi-instrumentalist, who is a referent in the
Antique and World Music Scene, and a member of several legendary bands in Mexico.
The performance lasts approximately 60 minutes without intermission.
1.- A la una yo nací
2.- Una tarde de verano
3.- Una matica de ruda
4.- Porqué yorash?
5.- La Serena
6.- La rana
7.-Hixa Mia
8.- Yo me enamorí
9.- Las tres morillas
10.- Morenika
11.- Durme
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