"The CD: LUNAS OLVIDADAS - Forgotten Moons, Sephardic songs has a very personal meaning for me as it is the effect of my long search in the domain of Sephardic music. These are my favourite Ladino songs recorded live as to maintain the atmosphere of a personal meeting with the listener.
The musical arrangements of the songs refer to the tradition of Medieval Spain as well as to the way of performing Sephardic music in the Arabic part of the Mediterranean Sea Basin.
The CD was recorded by outstanding musicians who have been specializing in ancient, folk and ethnic music for years.
In order to emphasize Oriental influences in Sephardic music, Mohammad Rasouli – an remarkable Iranian musician specializing in ney flutes – was invited to the project"
ANNA RIVEIRO Ensemble:
Anna Jagielska-Riveiro: vocal, guitar, artistic direction
Marta Maślanka: santur, dulcimer, darabuka
Michał Pindakiewicz: guitar
Mohammad Rasouli: ney flutes, tar, daf
Robert Siwak: percussion instruments
The CD was issued by RIVEIRO Music (ANYA Records) as a limited edition in a digipack.
Booklet in three languages: English, Spanish and Polish.
Anna Jagielska-Riveiro, charismatic singer, voice teacher, guitar player and music producer. She performs music of various epoques and sings in many styles but in her musical creation she gives a special meaning to Sephardic music. She is an internationally recognized singer of this kind of music and the only one living in Poland who deals with Sephardic music so deeply. Her rich discography includes, among others, a few CDs with Sephardic songs.
The artist has been closely cooperating with the Cervantes Institute in Warsaw for a few years, which gave its patronage to her CD: LUNAS OLVIDADAS – Sephardic songs (2009). The CD has also received patronage from the Polish Radio.
Her next CD: DOS AMANTES - Sephardic songs, made in a different style, was recorded during the concert at the Polish Radio in Warsaw as a part of the Project BAJO EL CIELO DE SEFARAD – UNDER THE SKY OF SEPHARAD organized by the artist with the cooperation with the Cervantes Institute and the Royal Palace in Warsaw (2010).
Apart from musical traditions of Spain, Anna Jagielska-Riveiro also performs music of widely understood Jewish culture - her repertoire, apart from Sephardic songs, contains Hebrew and Yiddish songs. She also sings Jewish liturgical repertoire.
Although Sephardic, Jewish as well as Spanish ancient music have been most important within her artistic search so far, the artist also performs other kinds of music - for example music of Latin American countries.
Anna Jagielska-Riveiro constantly gives concerts in Poland and abroad – she has performed in: Spain, Mexico, France, England, Italy, Germany, Lithuania and other countries. She is invited to international festivals connected with Jewish and Sephardic music (for example: X INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF SEPHARDIC MUSIC in Cordoba, Spain) as well as to ancient and world music festivals. In 2011 she was especially honored to perform at the opening ceremony of the only Sephardic Synagogue in Poland restored in Zamość.
During her artistic career she has studied numerous vocal techniques connected with classical, ancient, folk as well as pop music. She uses her knowledge and experience while teaching at vocal workshops especially dedicated to Sephardic music.
The development of her vocal technique was particularly influenced through work with the eminent singers such as: Jadwiga Dzikówna (Poland) and Montserrat Figueras (Spain).
She has been recording for the radio and television and she has made several CDs, among others:
„DOS AMANTES – Sephardic songs” (Riveiro Music 2011)
„LUNAS OLVIDADAS – Forgotten Moons – Sephardic Songs” (Riveiro Music 2009)
„CANTIGAS DE AMIGO – Songs to a lover - Medieval women’s songs” (Riveiro Music 2008)
„NOCHE LATINA - Latin night” (2001)
„CANTOS DE LA ESPANA ANTIGUA – Songs of Ancient Spain” (2000)
„ARVOLICOS D'ALMENDRA – Almond trees” – Sephardic songs (2000)