Jews in Poland–Anna Jagielska: Sephardic Music Singer and Cantor
ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: Where is the only Sephardic synagogue in Poland located, and when was it restored?
Anna Jagielska-Riveiro is a Polish singer, guitar player, voice coach and music producer. Although she sings in many styles, she has concentrated on Jewish music. She is the only Polish singer to specialize in Sephardic songs, though she also sometimes sings in Hebrew and Yiddish. She has recorded six CDs and is often invited to perform at international festivals of Jewish and, especially, Sephardic, music. Anna was featured on a program of Sephardic music on Radio Sefarad a few years ago, and you can listen to it here.
Anna is also an active member of the Reform Jewish community in Warsaw, and serves as its cantor.
She spoke with us about her music and also about Warsaw’s Reform Jewish community.