Two Faiths One Voice
Gerard Edery · Maria Krupoves
Sefarad Records


1. Ayrylymagyz   [4:41]   Russia — Tartar

2. Gülpembe   [3:56]   Turkey — Ladino, Turkish

3. Des oge mais   [5:47]   Spain — Galician-Portuguese   CSM  1

4. Los guisados de berenjenas   [3:52]   Greece — Ladino

5. Morena me llaman   [4:56]   Greece — Ladino

6. La rosa linda   [4:02]   Turkey — Ladino

7. Shumnya byarozy   [6:40]   Yanka Kupala, Uladzimir TerauskiBelarussian

8. Vyarba   [4:31]   Lithuania — Belarussian, Polish

9. Oyfn veg shteyt a boym   [4:46]   Itsik Manger— Yiddish

10. Altas ondas   [6:23]   Raimbaut de VaqueirasOccitan

11. El rey de Francia   [5:26]   Turkey — Ladino

12. Ay mancebo   [3:25]   Turkey — Ladino

13. Luys zavart   [3:41]   Armenia — Armenian

14. Adir hu   [4:40]   The Balkans — Hebrew

Gerard Edery
vocals, guitar, saz, tambura, urda, harmonica

Maria Krupoves
vocals, guitar

Vytautas Mikeliunas — violin, viola
Mindaugas Backus — cello
Vladimiras Petkevicius — accordion
Pavel Giunter — percussion
Rex Benincasa — percussion
Sean Kupisz — bass
Danny Zanker — bass

Andrius Ivanauskas — recording
Frank Wolf — recording and mixing
Michael Fossenkemper — mastering
Martyn Gallina-Jones — photography
Produced by Gerard Edery and Frank Wolf
Recorded in Vilnius, Warsaw and New York City

© 2008

Maria Krupoves and Gerard Edery present a beautiful and provocative fusion of music drawn from their respective roots in the Christian and Jewish traditions. By weaving together folk songs, chants, and prayers in some dozen languages from across centuries and across Europe and the Middle East, they show that the human need for a spiritual dimension defies all boundaries of time, place and language.

Maria Krupoves is an internationally acclaimed singer and interpreter of the folksongs of Central and Eastern Europe. She has traveled extensively, researching and gathering songs from a dying repertoire in Yiddish, Polish, Lithuanian, Belorussian, Gypsy (Roma), Karaim and Tatar, among others.

"A cultural powerhouse," Gerard Edery "juggles musical roles with almost surreal ease" (Seattle Jewish Transcript and The New York Jewish Week). Considered one of the leading interpreters of Sephardic Song, he has been honored with the Sephardic Musical Heritage Award and has received a Meet the Composer grant for his original songs.