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Vilaro brilliantly employs Ladino songs, performed live in his Ritualistic new Deshar Alhat. He has set his piece to the gorgeous melodies and fierce percussion of Ladino songs, with the added treat that these songs are played live by singer-guitarist Stefani Valadez, Christo Pellani on percussion, & Nyofu Tyson on Turkish Saz.
Every section tautly responds to the sinuous vocals and complex percussion.

-Chicago Tribune


Deshar Alhat is one of three new works featured in Ciclos to be presented at the Harris Theatre. LA songstress Stefani Valadez will be on hand to add her thrilling voice to the mix of live elements.

-Chicago JUF News


Two World premieres are part of Ciclos by Eduardo Vilaro. One is Deshar Alhat, which explores the rich culture of Sephardic Jews. This work will feature live accompaniment by Stefani Valadez, a renowned master of Sephardic Music.

-NewCity, stage


The palate of Deshar is indeed lush and sensuous and distinctly Latino, yet there is a melancholy to the passionate physicality of the choreography, heightened by raw, earthy vocal performances by Stefani Valadez.

-On Stage, Chicago SunTimes


 
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