• The music of the Italian, Turkish and Spanish Jews 1996 / 2005 In this unusual release Ramón Tasat has recorded melodies from the Sephardic tradition by three talented and yet hardly known composers: Manuel García Morante, Alberto Hemsi and Federico Consolo.
  • These are rarely heard melodies from Livorno, Rome and Florence collected through oral tradition by musicologist Leo Levi, among others, and later transcribed and harmonized for singers and instruments by Ramón Tasat.
  • Tales from the Spanish Knights 2003 Ramon Tasat joins Scott Reiss and Tina Chancey of Hesperus to perform the rich musical traditions of three cultures, recalling the Golden Age of medieval Spain, when Jews, Moors and Christians shared a life of unprecedented religious and social tolerance.
  • This CD gathers diverse melodies from Spain, Morocco, Greece, Iraq and Israel. The selection features examples of secular tunes assimilated to liturgical texts, songs of praise, traditional melodies and paraliturgical songs.
  • So many of us who survived the Holocaust had one thing in common… our silence. But as we grew older, we began to feel the need to share our pain and memories with the world.
  • A heart offering 2001 The musical arrangements of all the songs included in this recording are new. Ramón’s voice is enhanced by percussion, electric bass, piano, synthesizers, violin, flute, tenor sax and electric guitar.
  • The abundance of Your light 2002 This recording features songs composed for different Jewish texts, arranged and performed by Norma Brooks and Ramón Tasat, accompanied by a choir and several instrumentalists.
  • The year 1992 marked the quincentennial of the expulsion of the Jewish people from Spain. The world paid tribute to the Sefaradim (Hebrew, Jews of Spanish origin), those silent wanderers who, expelled from their land, held tightly to their cultural heritage, disregarding the many adverse circumstances that befell them along the way.
  • This CD represents a milestone in the life of our vibrant new organization, Shalshelet. With the hard work and dedication of many talented people, the first International Festival of New Jewish Liturgical Music became a reality
  • Shalshelet, the Foundation for New Jewish Liturgical Music, continues an ancient chain of tradition that considers music an integral part of spiritual expression and sacred rite. The shalshelet (“chain”) note is one of the rarest cantillations in the system of melodic motifs for chanting the books of the Torah aloud. Found only four times in the Five Books of Moses, each time it guides the singing of a verb at a pivotal moment in the narrative. Shalshelet’s International Festival of New Jewish Liturgical Music recognizes and awards excellence in new liturgical composition. The public concert and related workshops which are held throughout the year are supplemented by songbooks and CDs which allow the composers to share their music with individuals and congregations across the nation and around the world.
  • Teshuva

    Liturgical selections for the Days of Awe 2003 In October 2002, Mogui, César and I, three good friends who had not seen each other for 15 years, got together and decided to try our hand at recording some traditional Jewish High Holiday prayers.
  • We welcome the Sabbath singing zemirot, songs and praises to the Creator of the Universe. We gain much pleasure from singing, we ease the excessive baggage, the disharmonious things that we have accumulated during the past six days and thus, we feel closer to our essence.
  • Songs of praise and liturgical poems for the Jewish holidays 1995 This album celebrates the music of the High Holidays opening new horizons from Rosh ha Shana through Simhat Torah. Its arrangements have been conceived for a chamber ensemble of keyboard, guitar, violin, voice and flute.