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In The Mountain, the Desert and the Pomegranate Vanessa Paloma looks at the mysteries and complexities of life, not simply physical observation, but spirituality and felt perceptions that influence what we see, hear, and do. From coyotes that join in a chorus backing up the soprano singing in the desert to the pomegranate and the Berbers who live in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco and geckos that live in towers in Casablanca, life is full of mysteries. Paloma explores that promise in life. Vanessa Paloma, performer, writer and lecturer on Judeo-Spanish traditions and music with special focus on Morocco. She is a Research Associate of the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, Brandeis University, a former Senior Fulbright Research Scholar, and an award winner of the American Institute for Maghrebi Studies. Paloma currently lives in Casablanca. Vanessa a passionate scholar and performer of songs from the Sephardic Diaspora from North Africa to Turkey...-- NPR Paloma...brings richness of heritage to her work as an author, performer, teacher and preserver of Ladino songs and music.-- Hadassah Magazine Referring to Ms. Paloma's work, The National newspaper of Abu Dhabi, says, "The very act of exploring a common tradition binding Jews, Muslims and other groups in Morocco is an expression of cultural unity often lacking in political discourse." Vanessa Paloma is the Nightingale of Jewish Sephardic Music. -- MarocHebdo magazine, Morocco
  • ISBN13: 9781935604167
  • Publisher: Gaon Books
  • Pubilcation Year: 2012
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 00088
Publication DateMay 30, 2012
Primary CategoryFiction/Short Stories (single author)
Sub Category 1Fiction/Contemporary Women

The Mountain, the Desert and the Pomegranate

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