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Bilingual student organization hosts cultural concert
February 11, 2016

Bilingual student organization hosts cultural concert

Bilingual student organization hosts cultural concert

A Ladino Song Concert will occur Feb. 18 to celebrate Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month, and the emerging Crypto-Jewish Experience. Performers will include, from left to right, Pianist Ruth C. Freidberg, Flautist Rabbi Mara Nathan, and Soprano singer Flicka Rahn.

By Leeann Jimenez

A university student organization and a local non-profit group will host a Ladino Song Concert for Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM).

“Ladino is a Spanish and Jewish culture mixture. We wanted to celebrate this culture through its music,” said Monica Cortes, treasurer of the Bilingual Education Student Organization (BESO).

BESO teamed up with Reaching Maximum Independence (RMI), a non-profit organization that helps disabled individuals reach their maximum level of independence to host the concert.  

The two organizations plan to increase awareness of Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month through Ladino music.

Established in 2009, Jewish Disability Awareness Month (JDAM) is an effort among Jewish organizations worldwide to raise awareness and foster inclusion of people with disabilities.

Performers include vocalist Flicka Rahn, Flautist Rabbi Mara Nathan, and speaker and pianist, Ruth Friedberg. Friedberg will engage the audience with lecture throughout the concert.

The event will take place 7:30 p.m. Feb.18 in the Main Campus auditorium. Ticket costs range from $30-$55 on the RMI website. A&M-San Antonio students can attend for free with valid student ID and discount code, which can be claimed from the Office of Student Activities. For more information, call (210) 784-1329.

 

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