Sefarad is a name
that evokes remote times, distant lands, exotic landscapes even...
Sefarad is the name that Jewish gave to the Iberian Peninsula.
Remote times, without a doubt. Distant lands but not as much
in the space as in the adventure of the daily coexistence. Exotic
landscapes for a historical memory sometimes full of mistakes,
sometimes full of prejudices..
When we spoke of Jewish in Spain, terms as ladino or
marrano come quick to our mind, followed by the ominous image of
the Inquisition. Unfortunately, the image of the Jewish people
historically drags many negative connotations totally unjust. The
Group MAZAL (whose
meaning in Hebrew is "luck"), tries to contribute to rehabilitate
this image by means of the recovery, promotion and spreading of the
jewish-spanish cultural patrimony, enphasizing his musical tradition.