Deshår Alhåt-Luna Negra Dance Theater, Chicago Choreography by Eduardo Vilaroin collaboration with singer Stefani Valadez. This section was performed to her live music at the Harris Theater in Chicago, IL. 

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


World Music Nights (WMN) 

Stefani Valadez Ensemble held a four year residency at The Talking Stick. Stefani produced WMN monthly shows that included some of the best World Music Performers in LA

Some of the World Class Performers that have played @ WMN:

  • Stefani Valadez Ensemble
  • Cuatro Caminos
  • Alfredo Caceres
  • Ron Meza & Co.
  • The Shpil
  • Espino
  • Ist-West Ensemble
  • Blue Nile Xpress
  • Jacqueline Fuentes
  • Swing Riots
  • Evren Edler Quartet
  • Conjunto Jardin
  • Gustavo Bulgach