In a recording made at Manchester Reform Synagogue, Lopa Kothari talks to Mor Karbasi, a singer influenced by her Jewish faith as well as Spain and Morocco.
Recorded last week at Manchester Reform Synagogue during the International Festival. Five of the foremost international performers of sacred song celebrate the power of the voice in Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh sites of worship across the city. Tonight Lopa Kothari meets Mor Karbasi, a singer influenced by several cultures - from songs inspired by the Jewish culture of fifteenth-century Spain to new Ladino-influenced compositions. Mor's music is heavily inspired by and influenced by her deep connection with the Jewish faith, and her love for Spain and Morocco. And Lopa shares in the life of the Manchester Jewish community and speaks to festival goers experiencing the unique surroundings of a Synagogue for the first time. Producer: Chris Wines.