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Me La Amargates Tú brings unique musical sound to Artists Series

| Jessica Valentino

Me La Amargates Tú, an award-winning musical group that blends Jewish Sephardic music and traditional Spanish sounds, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 28 in Schofield Auditorium at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The performance is part of the university's Artists Series.

One of the leading Jewish Sephardic musical groups in the world, Me La Amargates Tú includes members who hail from five different countries and have studied under various masters across the globe. Among the group's members is Tulio Rondón, associate professor of music at UW-Eau Claire. 

According to the group's website, Me La Amargates Tú works to preserve the Ladino language through a series of historically rich performances and traditions. Created in the Netherlands during the performers’ studies there, the group has continued to grow in cohesiveness since their founding more than 10 years ago.

Recognized around the globe, Me La Amargates Tú has performed in Belgium, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Poland, Germany, Greece, Israel and the United States.

According to music critic Pamela Hickman, “The ensemble's instrumental combinations, and in particular, the sensitive, delicate, evocative arrangements at the hands of the players, presented each work with a fusion of imagination, the art of understatement, and delicacy."

Me La Amargates Tú will meet with concertgoers during an informal reception immediately following the performance in The Dulany Inn on the first floor of the Davies Center. Refreshments will be provided.

Tickets are available online, in person at the Service Center in the east lobby of UW-Eau Claire's Davies Center, at the door the day of the event or by phone at 715-836-4636.

For more information about Me La Amargates Tú, visit the Artists Series webpage.

The Artists Series is funded by UW-Eau Claire student segregated fees. Performers are selected by the university's Activities, Involvement and Leadership office and an administrative committee composed of students, faculty/staff, and community members. General promotional support is provided by WHYS Radio, Wisconsin Public Radio and Blugold Radio. 

The Artists Series, in its 53rd season, seeks to develop aesthetic awareness, promote interdisciplinary appreciation and cultivate multicultural experience.