Judith Cohen

Dr. Judith R. Cohen
751 Euclid Avenue, Toronto, Canada M6G 2V3

Contract Faculty, Adjunct Graduate Faculty: York University Music Department
Alan Lomax Collection: General Editor, Spanish Series, Association for Cultural Equity, NYC
Medieval music curriculum development, Ontario schools
Occasional teaching : français, ESL, español, português: Toronto Board of Education.
Free-lance: Consultant; research
Performer; Lectures/Conférences/démonstrations; school programmes:
Medieval; traditional: Judeo-Spanish, Yiddish, Spain, Portugal, France, French Canada, Balkans.
Instruments: voice; medieval bowed vielle, oud, dulcimer, traditional percussion, recorders
Fieldwork: Spain, Portugal, Canada, U.S.A., Israel, Morocco, Turkey, Greece


Ph.D. Musicologie (Ethnomusicologie), Université de Montréal 1989
M.A. Sciences médiévales, Université de Montréal 1980
B.F.A. Distinction, Music, Concordia University, Montréal 1975
B.Ed. University of Toronto , 1996 (Secondary French, English)
DELE Advanced Spanish Proficiency, Instituto Cervantes, 2003
T.E.S.L. Certificate, CCLCS, Toronto, 1994
B.A. Honours English, McGill University, Montréal 1971

American Folklore Society, Canadian Society for Traditional Music/ Société Canadienne pour les Traditions Musicales (Vice-President: Francophone; Past President), Canadian Women’s Studies Association, Folklore and Ethnography Studies Association of Canada/Association Canadienne pour l’étude de l’éthnographie, Iberian Ethnomusicology Society, International Council of Traditional Music (Canadian representative), American Federation of Musicians (Canadian branch), Society for Ethnomusicology, Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies; European Association for Jewish Studies, Ontario Folk Dance Association: Board member.

York University: Early music and ethnomusicology, part-time, 1990-present
McMaster University, Hamilton, 2003
Wilfrid Laurier University, 1999
University of Toronto, Balkan Vocal Ensemble Instructor, 1988-95
University of Extremadura, Cáceres, Spain,
Visiting Faculty, spring 2000-2004
Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Visiting Lecturer, 1993
Toronto District School Board
1986-1990: Recorder instructor
Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, 1983-88: medieval music
Concordia University
1977-1981: Part-time Faculty

Fellow. Kluge Foundation / Library of Congress Alan Lomax Collection 2011
Maurice Amado Research Foundation,
Sephardic and peninsular Spanish music,2002-3
York University travel and research grants: 1996-2009
SSHRC Research Grant 1998-2001; 2003 Sephardic Music in Spain: change, innovations
Spanish Embassy Sephardic Music in Spain, fellowship, April-June 2000
Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, New York, 1998-9
(Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada), Fellowships, 1990-1992; 1982-3,
Ontario Arts Council, Ventures Fund, multicultural music education,1992; Artists in Education 1995-96
Canada Council, Artists grants: 1992-3; 1993-4, 1997-8
(Québec), Graduate Fellowships, 1983-85, 1978-80.

Doctoral dissertation:
1989a Judeo-Spanish Song in the Sephardic Communities of Montreal and Toronto, Ph.D. Dissertation, Université de Montréal, UMI #8918229.
Master’s thesis :
Le Rôle des Femmes-Musiciennes dans l'Espagne Médiévale dans les Communautés Chrétienne, Juive et Musulmane, Université de Montréal, UMI #1319039.
2012a “An elusive hybridity: medieval Iberian musical interactions and myths”, in B. Catlos and S. Kinoshata, eds. Lectures from the NEH Seminar Cultural Hybridities in the Medieval Mediterranean, University of California Santa Cruz, in preparation.
2012b « Constructing the performed identity of Sephardic songs. » in Evelyn Birge Viltz and Arzu Öztürkmen, eds.
Medieval and Early Modern Performance in the Eastern Mediterranean. Brepols. In press.
2012c “A Bosnian Sephardic Woman on a Canadian First Nations Reserve, and her observations on music.” In Jasmina Talam, ed.
Acts of the Musicology Conference, Sarajevo 2010. In preparation.
2012e « ‘Will he remember the graceful doe’ ? Women singers and poets in Al-Andalus and beyond 
» In Al-Andalus and its Jewish Diasporas: Musical Exodus. Acts of the ICTM Mediterranean Study Group conference, Cambridge, UK. ed. Ruth Davis. Scarecrow Press. In preparation.
2012f “The Role of Music in the Quebec Sephardic Community.” In Margalit Bejarano, ed.
Contemporary Sephardic Identity in the Americas: A Collection of Interdisciplinary Studies. In press.
2011a. "Ibiza and Formentera: Worlds of Singers and Songs." En Godfrey Baldacchino, ed.
Island Songs: A Global Repertoire. London, Toronto, Plymouth: The Scarecrow Press: 223-45
2011b «’ No so komo las de agora » (I’m not like those modern girls)’ : Judeo-Spanish songs meet the twenty-first century. » H. Pomeroy, ed.
European Judaism, 44 (1): 150-64.
2011c "Portuguese Crypto-Jews and constructed musical identities" in M. Desroches, M-H. Pichette, C Dauphin and G. H. Smith, eds.
Mise en scène des territoires musicaux : tourisme, patrimoine et performance. 325-38.
2011d « Selanikli Humour in Montreal: the Repertoire of Bouena Sarfatty Garfinkle », in Rena Molho, H. Pomeroy and E. Romero, eds.
Judeo-Espaniol : Satirical Texts in Judeo-Spanish by and about theJews in Thessaloniki. Thessaloniki:Ets Ahaim Foundation.220-42.
2011e “Contrafactum in Judeo-Spanish Song.”
HaLapid. In press.
2010a «Sephardic Music : a pan-Mediterranean Interactive Tradition ».
TRANS 14 : Online Journal of the SibE (Sociedad Ibérica de Etnomusicología). http://www.sibetrans.com/trans/trans14/art13.htm
2010b. « The Music of the Sephardim ».
Early Music America 15/4 : 61, 62-4. With Joel Bresler.
2009c « ‘Maria, sister of Aaron, play your tambourine. » Music in the Lives of Crypto-Jewish Women in Portugal. In Tamar Alexander, ed.
Gender and Identity : El Prezente : Studies in Sephardic Culture 3. Be’er Sheva: University of Ben Gurion Press: 293-314.
2009b. « ‘Non posso, madre, sempr’andar cantando’ : in Patricia Adkins, ed.
Jamila and her Sisters. Fondazione Adkins-Chiti. Donne in Musica. In preparation.
2009a "'A Folklorist in Spain finds more than Song´': Following Alan Lomax's Spanish fieldwork half a century later.” in Guha Shankar and Steve Winick, eds. The Lomax Legacy: Folklore in a Globalizing Century, in preparation.
2008a « This drum I play » : Women and the Square Drum in Spain and Portugal, in Doubleday, Veronica, ed. Sounds of Power: Musical Instruments and Gender. Oxford. Taylor and Francis. Ethnomusicology Forum 17/1: 95-124.
2008b “Music in the Lives of 
Judeus and Ciganos in a Portuguese Village: two adjacent and separate minorities.” in Rosemary Statelova et al. eds. The Human World and Musical Diversity: Proceedings, 4th Meeting of the ICTM Study Group “Music and Minorities”. Sofia: Institute of Art Studies – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences: 134-140.
2008c « Redeeming Self and Portraying Other: Music and the ‘Three Cultures’ Festivals in Spain”. Bohlman, Philip V., and Marcello Sorce Keller, eds., with Loris Azzaroni.
Antropologia delle musica nelle culture mediterranee: Interpretazione, performance, identità / Musical Anthropology in Mediterranean Cultures: Interpretation, Performance, Identity. Bologna: CLUEB: 101-112.
2008d "Con el guelindón - a tocar es xoriguer": subtle and unsubtle seduction and courtship in Luso-Hispanic and Sephardic song. Acts of the International Conference on Music and Seduction, Amsterdam, 2005. In press.

2008e “
Ey m’aca: Cantigas of Alfonso X in non-specialist contexts.”Performance Online.In press.
2008f “’En Estambul havía’: Jewish-Spanish music in past, present and future Istanbul”. In Música, ciudades, redes: creación musical e interacción social. Actas del X Congreso de la SIBE. Sociedad de Etnomusicología; V Congreso IASPM-España; II Congreso de músicas populares del mundo hispano y lusófono. Edited by Rubén Gómez Muns y Rubén López Cano (Salamanca: SIBE-Obra Social Caja Duero.) CD – PDF.
2007a "Je chante en bas esperando el taxi: Les Romances d’Alcazarquivir vus par les femmes qui les chantent”, in Kelly Basilio, ed. Romances de Alcácer Quibir. Lisbon : University of Lisbon, Arts Faculty / Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnología. 125-139.
2007b «Three Canadian Sephardic Women and their Transplanted Repertoires:
From Salonica, Larache and Sarajevo to Montreal and Kahnawá:ke. » In Anna Hoefnagels and Gordon Smith, eds.
Folk Music, Traditional Music, Ethnomusicology: Canadian Perspectives, Past and Present. Cambridge Scholars Press. 150-162.
2007c "Les Chansons judéo-espagnoles retournent à Ibéria: des contextes sépharades, crypto-juif, 'folk ', et 'juif ' inventé."
Acts: "Identités sépharades et modernité" : 247-263.
2007d. « Lo sefardí y lo medieval – creando nuevas tradiciones por transmisión mixta », in González, Marival, ed.
Papers in Memoriam Carlos Sáez. Alcala de Henares.
2007f « Travelling, Singing, Collecting, Writing, Teaching. » in Liz Pearl, ed.
Living Legacies : a Collection of Inspirational Contemporary Canadian Jewish Women. Toronto,PK: 129-34.
2006a “’Your Ballad Man’: Ballads in the Alan Lomax Recordings Collection.
ed. R. Renwick and S. Rieuwerts. Ballad Mediations : Folksongs recovered, reinvented, and reimagined. Trier, Wissenschafterlicher Verlag: 27-33.
2006b “Panorama de la canción judeo-española.” Diputación de Zaragoza, Monographs. http://turismoenzaragoza.net/turismo/monograficos/aragon-sefarad/VolumenI/VolI-26.pdf
2005a "My soul's there and my heart's on its way": Portuguese women's pilgrimage drum-songs
, Performing Ecstasies: Music, Dance, and Ritual in the Mediterranean. Ed. Luisa Del Giudice and Nancy Van Deusen, Ottawa:  Institute for Medieval Music: 105-119.
2005b. The Mediaization of Judeo-Spanish Song, in George Zucker, ed., Sephardic Identity, Essays on a Vanishing Culture, London, McFarland,:189-203
2005c “Report and Projects: Music in the Balearic and Pityusic Islands, with Esperança Bonet Roig and Manel Frau , Music and Anthropology 9
2004a. "Alan Lomax en España,", with Miguel-Angel Berlanga, Luis Costa, Juan Antonio Torres, in Josep Marti, ed.,
Voces e imagenes en la etnomusicologia actual, Madrid, Museo del Traje,:399-410
2004b "E com razões de ladino": Judeo-Spanish Song as Identity Marker, from Iberian neo- Sephardic activities to the Internet”,
Acts, British Judeo-Spanish Conference, ed.A. Deyermond, H. Pomeroy, Leiden, Brill: 159-167.
2004c. El pandero cuadrado en España y Portugal, in A. Iglesias Ovejero, ed.,
Formas de Vida y Cultura Tradicional en El Rebollar y Otras Partes, Cahiers du P.R.O.H.E.M.I.O. 6/2:395-406
2004 “Adufe (I) Pande(i)ro c(q)uadrado” 1+2: Interfolk (Madrid) 20, 21
2004 “Algún Cátaro irá a buscarte en la estación de autobuses…”
2004 “Alan Lomax 1915-2005
.” Interfolk (Madrid) 15
2003 “Sephardic Song”,
Midstream 49/5: 12-16.
2002-8. Notes and introductions, CD booklets, Spain Series, Alan Lomax Collection, Rounder Records
Galicia, Aragón/Valencia, Extremadura, Basque Country I+II, Pityusic Islands, Mallorca.La Mancha, Castilla, León in press. Others in process.
2001a "'Ca no soe joglaresa': Women Musicians in Medieval Iberia's Three Cultures", in A. Klinck and A. Rasmussen,eds,
Medieval Women’s Song: Cross-Cultural Approaches University of Pennsylvania: 66-80.
2001b "Musical Life in Montreal's Judeo-Spanish Community", in E. Koskoff, ed
., Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, Vol.3, United States and Canada: 171-1175
2001 “Wandering along the roads of Crypto-Jewish Musical Tradition”,
Los Muestros (Belgium), 2001-2. “Following Alan Lomax’s Foot-steps in Spain.” Canadian Folk Music Bulletin 35/3-4:1-4
2000b "The Ethnomusicologist as Applied Contrafactotum",
Hispania Judaica 2:35-42
2000c Music and the Border: a Canadian Ethnomusicologist's wanderings [in Spanish], in
Filandar/Fiadeiro (Zamora), 12:16-20 http://www.terra.es/personal/enriquer/pdfs/musyfron.pdf
2000d "Sephardic Music", in Ross Duffin, ed.,
Performer's Guide to Medieval Music, Indiana U.P.158-62; at http://www.sefarad.org/publication/lm/042/7.html
1999a ”Sephardic Music”: in
World Music, the Rough Guide, 2nd ed., ed. S. Broughton, V.I:370-4
1999b "Belmonte dos meus Amores: Ethnomusicological Fieldwork among Iberian Crypto-Jews,”in Annette Benaim, ed., Acts of the Tenth British Conference on Judeo-Spanish Studies, London,Queen Mary and Westfield College: 265-288
1999c "Music and the Reconstruction of Iberian Crypto-Jewish Identity", in Targarona Borrás, Judit and Angel Sáenz-Badillos, eds. ,
Jewish Studies at the Turn of the Twentieth Century. Proceedings of the 6th EAJS Congress. Toledo, July 1998, Leiden-Boston-Köln: Brill, vol. II, 282-292
1999d “Re-created Music and Re-created Identities in Imagined Iberian Jewish Communities”, in
Revista de Dialectología y Tradiciones Populares, 54/2:125-144
1999e “Judeo-Spanish (‘Ladino’) Recordings, Journal of American Folklore 112/446:530-539
1999f “Constructing a Spanish Jewish Festival: Music and the Appropriation of Tradition
, World of Music 41/3:85-114
1999 "Sephardic Music: the Romance and Romanticization of Medieval Spain", in S. Broughton, ed.
Rough Guide to  World Music, 2nd ed.370-7,
1999 “Guarda: Intervenção dos Judeus na Formação da Cidade: Música”. María Antonieta García, ed.
Guarda:Historia e Cultura Judáica. Guarda, City Hall:149-56
1998a "Back to the Future: New Traditions in Judeo-Spanish Song Performance",
From Iberia to Diaspora, ed. Y. and N. Stillman, Leiden, Brill: 496-514
1998b “Humour and Satire in Judeo-Spanish Song”, Joachim Braun and Uri Sharvit, ed.,
Studies in Socio-Musical Sciences, Ramat-Gan, Bar-Ilan University Press:233-244
1997 "Evolving Roles of Women in Judeo-Spanish Song", in
Hispano-Jewish Civilization after 1492 , ed. M. Abitbol et al., Jerusalem, Misgav Yerushalayim: 82-100
1996a "’Pero la voz es muy educada’: Reactions to Evolving Styles in Judeo-Spanish Song Performance", Sephardica: Hommages Haïm-Vidal Séphiha, ed.W. Busse et al., Berlin, Peter Lang:65-82
1996b "Sephardic Music" entry in encyclopedia MGG (Germany)
1996c "A Bosnian Sephardic Woman in Kahnewake, Québec",
Canadian Women's Studies 16/4:112-3
Sonography of Judeo-Spanish Song klezmershack.com/articles/9903.cohen_j.sephardic.html
1995a "Romancing the Romance:Perceptions (and Boundaries) of the Judeo-Spanish Ballad", in James Porter, ed., Ballads and Boundaries: Narrative Singing in an Intercultural Context, UCLA:209-217.
1995b "Women's Role in Judeo-Spanish Song", in Maurie Sacks, ed.,
Active Voices, Women in Jewish Culture, University of Illinois:181-200.
1995c "A Reluctant Woman Pilgrim and a Green Bird: a Possible
Cantiga Melody Survival in a Sephardic Ballad", Cantigueiros 7:85-89
1995d "'Just Harmonizing it in their Own Way': Change and Reaction in Judeo-Spanish Song",
Revista de Musicología(Madrid) 6/3, 1995:1578-1596
1995 e “Rae-Day in Jaffa: Bob Rae's Song Travels to Jaffa.” CFMB 29/1-25
1994 "Community Concert: a Multicultural Event in a Toronto Elementary School",
CFMB 22:3-7
1992 "1492-1992 Revisited: The Sephardic Song 'Revival”; CD selections, Musicworks 54:36-42
1991 “Humor y sátira en el cantar judeo-español.” Maguen - Escudo (Caracas) 80 16-24
1990 "Musical Bridges: The Contrafact Tradition in Judeo-Spanish Song", in Cultural Marginality in the Western Mediterranean, ed. F Gerson & A. Percival. Toronto, New Aurora Editions: 121-128.
1989b "The Impact of Mass Media and Acculturation on Judeo-Spanish Song", in Simon Frith, ed.,
World Music, Politics and Social Change, Manchester U.P.: 90-97.
1987a "The Lighter Side of Judeo-Spanish Traditional Song", CFMJ 15, 25-34.
1987b " 'Ya Salió de la mar': Traditional Judeo-Spanish Wedding Songs", in Ellen Koskoff, ed., Women and Music in Cross-Cultural Perspective, Greenwood Press:55-67.
1986 (with Oro Anahory-Librowicz), "Modalidades expresivas de los cantos de boda judeo-españoles",
Revista de Dialectología y Tradiciones Populares 41: 189-209.
1983 "Teaching Early Music through Original Notation", Continuo 6/9:15-16.
1982 "Judeo-Spanish Songs in Montreal and Toronto",
Canadian Folk Music Journal (CFMJ) 10:40-47.

SELECTED PAPERS/COMMUNICATIONS (unpublished/non-éditées)

2012 (Invited) "'The bride has come out from the sea'  - Sephardic songs around the Mediterranean". Canadian Institute of Mediterranean Studies.
2012 “Performing Sefarad in Song”. Society for Ethnomusicology.
2012 “They Took Their Songs With Them” – The Sephardic Diaspora and Travelling Songs.
Early Modern Migrations, Toronto
2012 (Invited) "We've always sung this" - the importance of an ethnographic / 
 ethnomusicological perspective for historical studies
 History of Jews and Muslims conference. Évora, Portugal
2012 “Were the "Last Marranos" the last? Portuguese Crypto-Jews in Film. Music and Minorities (ICTM), Israel”
2011 (Kluge Fellow Lecture, Library of Congress) “’Like musical woodpeckers tapping on honey-trees’: Alan Lomax’s six months in Spain, 1952.” August 25, 2011.
2011 (Keynote) ‘”No worries, husband – that’s just the milkmaid in our bed” – women and their stories in Sephardic and European song traditions). Gossip, Gospel, Governance: Orality in Europe 1400-1700. British Academy (London, UK)
2011 "Facebooking” the Village:A Decade of Fieldwork Following Alan Lomax's Spanish Fieldwork
2011. “One more rose joined the circle”: gender roles, religious observance and play-party dances among rural Portuguese Crypto-Jews.”Panel on Jewish women and music, Society for Ethnomusicology. Philadelphia.
2011. “Sephardic music: myths and (relative) realities”. Library of Congress, Washington.
2011 “Ballads and diasporas: Sephardim and Bnei Anusim” . International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, Washington, D.C.
2011 “The King got up one Monday morning: Landarico from the Merovingians to the Sephardim.” International Ballad Symposium, Faro, Portugal
2011 “What makes a song a song? Fieldwork conversations about traditional songs and singing” International Council for Traditional Music / Canadian Society for Traditional Music, St. John’s, Newfoundland.
2011. Re-shaping Sephardic music through the media - a perspective from two centuries. Lisbon, Music and Media Study Group of the International Musicology Society
2011 "Os nossos - ou dos goios" - Music in the lives of Portuguese
Crypto-Jews” Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies Conference, San Diego
2011. RABBI or REBECO: the Sephardic-flamenco myth in the 20th and 21
st centuries. Association for Jewish Studies. Washington DC.
2010 “”Just a fado spice” – Portuguese Crypto-Jewish musical identities.” Association for Jewish Studies conference, Boston.
2010. Invited faculty for the Mediterranean Summer Institute (NEH),University of
California. Barcelona. “Cultural hybridities: Christians, Muslims and Jews and the Medieval mediterranean.”
2010. “Le romancero – chantant son destin. Invited lecture-demonstration for Colloquium
Fatum et téléologie dans le tissage des récits de soi.Bosnia (Foggia), Italy.
2010. “A Bosnian Sephardic Woman on a Canadian Mohawk Reservation” . Musicology Conference, Academy of Music, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Hercegovina, October 2010.
2010. Lecture-concert for Staging Jewish Modernity conference, University of Toronto.
2010. “Music and Identity among Portuguese Crypto-Jews”, Conversos and Moriscos Conference, St. Louis University / Alcalá de Henares, June 2010.
2010. “Para ke no mos ulvidemos” – rescuing Ladino songs and lore through the internet.” Folklore Studies Association of Canada, May 2010, Montreal, Concordia University.
2010. “’Now I forget the words!’: Searching for songs on the ‘Ladinobus’ in Turkey.” European Association of Jewish Studies, Ravenna.
2009. “En Estambul avia – c’est la danse nouvelle” – a song as a microcosm of early twentieth-century Sephardic Life. Association for Jewish Studies, Los Angeles.
2009 From the Inquisition to the Internet: the hidden Jews of Portugal construct a new musical identity. Canadian Society for Traditional Music. University of Montreal.
2009 Ladinokomunita on the road: an ethnomusicologist’s fieldwork dream come true. Ladino Section, World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem.
2009 Belmonte Revisited: Music in the Lives of Crypto- and not-so-Crypto Jews in Portugal. Music Section. World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem.
2009 Ibiza: constructing an island’s musical world. Folklore Studies Association of Canada.
2009 Music and the Sephardi Holocaust Experience. For “How did Professionals Become Perpetrators of Injustice? Lessons for the Future from the Dark Days of the Holocaust. The Law Society of Upper Canada; League for Human Rights of B’nai Brith Canada.
2009 The Adufe in Spain and Portugal: special presentation for North American Frame Drummers Association, New Jersey.
2008 “Selanikli Humour in Montreal”, conference “Judeo-Spanish Satirical Texts in Salonica.” Thessaloniki, October 26-28.
2008 “Sephardic-Flamenco-Medieval”: a World Music Myth, Music and Minorities/ICTM, Prague
2008. “Ethno-nostalgia: Ladinkomunita goes to Turkey and I go with Them.” Canadian Society of Traditional Music, Halifax.
2008 “Remembering the Graceful Doe: Jewish, Christian and Muslim Women and Music in Medieval Andalusia and Beyond.” Musical Exodus: Al-Andalus and its Jewish Diasporas. ICTM Mediterranean Study Group. Cambridge, England.
2008 "Just Say It's Medieval:" Working with Sephardic Music in Constructed Realities.” ICTMç Study Group in Applied Ethnomusicology. Ljubljana. 
2008 Judy Frankel, 1942-2008. Obituary.
Sing Out! Magazine. Summer 2008.
2008 Universities: Murcia, Balearic Islands; Conservatory of Murcia: Lectures on
Sephardic Music and on Music Traditions of Canada.
2008 Dialectal variants of Judeo-Spanish (Ladino), Portuguese, and Spanish folk music. Centre for Research on Language Contact, York University.
2007 “Dizer chançonetas and rezar romances: a sung and narrated performance of Sephardic and pan-European ballads.” (invited.) Istanbul, Boğazici University: Performance and Performers in. the Eastern Mediterranean: 11
th-18th Centuries.
2007 “Ladino Music Comes of Age: An Intangible Heritage Re-Imagined Backwards and Forwards”. American Folklore Society/Canadian Folklore and Ethnology Association
2007 "All Flamenco is old Sephardic music": imagined encounters and
real-time non-encounters in Sephardic and "Gypsy" music in Spain and Portugal”. Canadian Society for Traditional Music, Edmonton, Alberta.
2007. “Medieval is Better: the construction of a "medieval" Ladino identity and repertoire in Spain’s “Three Cultures” festivals.” Paper, and organizer/Chair of “Virtually Sephardic” Panel. American Jewish Studies conference, Toronto.
2007 “Les chansons judéo-espagnoles - maintenir et recréer une tradition.”
Colloquium Tradition et création musicales au Moyen-Orient. Université de Montréal (invited.)

2006a. “Music and Memory among Crypto-Jews in Portuguese Border Villages”. Jewish Music Forum, Center for Jewish History, New York City, October 20.
2006c “Visions of Sefarad in Iberia and North America”, University of Western Ontario (invited)
2006d “Music and the construction of "the Three Cultures" in Spain and Portugal: medievalism, myths and bits of what may be reality” . Popular Musics of the Hispanic and Lusophone
Worlds, Newcastle.
2006e “Jewish Salonica remembered in Montreal: the repertoire of Bouena Sarfatty Garfinkle”, Association for Canadian Jewish Studies, CFHSS congress, Toronto
2006f “In the noble city of Granada – Bingo! Microworlds of Sephardic Music in Montreal and Toronto”, Canadian University Music Society, CFHSS congress, Toronto
2006g. “Alan Lomax - a realistic romantic or romantic realist, recording music in
Franco's Spain.” Monthly Colloquium, Ethnomusicology Institute INET, Universidade Nova, Lisbon (Portugal), June 27. (invited)
2006h “Singing Lives: Sephardic Women and the Ballads of their World.” Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas University of Navarra, Pamplona (Spain), May 19. (plenary speaker)
2006i “A música sefardita”, Tertùlia Ladina, Clube Literário do Porto (Portugal), July 9.
2005a “Eivissa ja no é Eivissa: old and new musical worlds in Ibiza”, with Tamar Cohen Adams, York University Graduate Colloquium Series, January 2005.
2005b “Con el guelindón - a tocar es xoriguer”: Subtle and Unsubtle Courtship in Luso-Hispanic and Sephardic Song”, “Music and the Art of Seduction” conference, Amsterdam
2005c "That's Pae, not Padre! Ladino and Music in Emerging Jewish Identities in Spain and Portugal", World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, August 2005.
2005d “The Adufe, the Square Drum, in History and Tradition”, First European Frame Drummers Meeting, Barcelona
2005e "Music in the construction of a medieval identity for Sephardic and Muslim 'Others' in Spain and Portugal", Canadian Society for Traditional Music Conference, Vancouver
2004a “Music in Converso Life: an Overview”, Convivencia Conference, Madrid
2004b KEYNOTE: “It only matters that they
think it’s medieval”: Music in would-be -medieval festivals in Spain, International Medievalism Conference, Fredericton, New Brunswick
2003a “Marketing the Sacred: Crypto-Jewish and Invented Jewish Identities in Spain and Portugal”, Sacred Music colloquium, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo (invited speaker)
2003b "To record the music of this benighted country": Alan Lomax in Spain 1952 revisited - and re-edited.”Folklore Studies Association of Canada, Halifax
2003c "El uso de la música de la época por los poetas judíos de Iberia medieval." Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, Madrid
2003d “Cross-influences among Iberian Jewish, Christian and Muslim music and musicians in the Middle Ages”, New England Medieval Conference (invited speaker), Amherst.
2002a “Singing the poetry: Bringing Medieval Romance Language Songs to Life”, Univ. Athens, Georgia (invited)
2002b “Tradiciones musicales de Canadá”, University of La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands
2002c “Music in the three religious communities of medieval Iberia”, Brussels, Transreligiosa Festival (invited)
2002e “The Alan Lomax Spain recordings: village music of the 1950's and of half a century later”, Mediterranean Studies Conference, Granada, Spain
2002h “Portuguese regional music traditions and medieval roots”, Azores Islands, Ministry of Communities, “Discovery of Roots” course.(invited)
2002i “’ Theoretical and practical questions working with the Lomax Spain collection”, Society for Ethnomusicology (Applied Ethnomusicology), Denver
2001a "Borders, Women and Music: Medieval Iberia's Three Communities", Univ.New Mexico (invited)
2001b “Problems in the Performance of the Cantigas de Santa María”, Kalamazoo Medieval Congress (invited)
2001c “La música y la escritura: tradiciones medievales y orales”, lecture-recital, Univ.Alcalá de Henares (invited)
2000a "O/El pande/i/ro c/q/uadrado, indicador de identidad - ¿pero de quien/mais de quem? , SIbE, Sociedad Ibérica de Etnomusicología, Faro,Portugal
2000b "Iberian Jewish Musical Identity: Reclaimed or Reinvented", International Jewish Music Conference, London
2000c Oral Tradition and the Medieval Music Curriculum in Ontario:Canadian Society for Musical Traditions/SEM, with S. James-Wilson and K. Veblen
2000d “Hit that drum, girl! Performance practice changes in Iberian women’s drumming”, SEM, Toronto
2000e “As Sephardic as Possible, Please”: reconstructing Iberian Jewish Music and Identity”, Jewish Music Colloquium, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario (invited)
1999a “A música sefardita e a música medieval”, University of Evora (Portugal), May 1999
1999b-c “Musical Mosaic: Musical Traditions of Canada”, Spanish Association of Canadian Studies, Univ. La Laguna, Tenerife (Canary Islands) , Spain; 2000 U. Extremadura, Cáceres
1998a “The Ethnographer as Neo-Inquisitor: among the Crypto-Jews in Portugal”, FSAC, Ottawa
1998b “Sephardic and Crypto-Jewish Songs”, Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies, El Paso, Texas
1998c “Humour and Luso-Hispanic Songs”, Keynote Presentation, International Society for Luso-Hispanic Humour Studies, Sudbury, Ontario (with Tamar Cohen Adams)
1998d “Crypto is as Crypto Does”, Society for Ethnomusicology, Bloomington, Indiana
1998e “The Apostle of the Marranos and Music”, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Montreal
1997c "’And one for the Holy City of Jerusalem’: Music in Portuguese Crypto-Jewish Communities", Misgav Yerushalayim, Jerusalem
1996 "Presenting Ballads: Beyond Eurocentricity", International Ballad Symposium, Swansea,
1994a "Christian and Moslem Influence on Judeo-Spanish Song", Medieval Studies, Un. Toronto
1994b "Refrains and Broken Sentences in the Cantigas de Santa María", Kalamazoo Medieval
1993a "Music as a Unifying Force in Toronto's Bombay Jewish Community",
FSAC, Ottawa.
1993b "Itineraries of Judeo-Spanish Song", European Seminar in Ethnomusicology, Barcelona
1992 "1992 and the Mediaization of Judeo-Spanish Song", SEM (Society for Ethnomusicology)
1990a "The Medieval Sephardic Fusion Song", Kalamazoo Medieval Congress
1990b "Multicultural Materials for Recorder Teaching", Canadian Society for Traditional Music
1988 "And for the Groom a Sardine: Judeo-Spanish Traditional Music in Canada", Univ.of Waterloo.
1985 "Urban Musical Institutions in Canadian Sephardic Communities", SEM Niagara, Toronto.
1984 "Nova Tradicija and the 'Ethnic' Folk Revival”, Folklore Studies Association of Canada
1982 "The Judeo-Spanish Song Tradition in Canada: Inexorable Extinction or Healthy Change?", SEM, College Park, Maryland

2009 Bahat-Ratzon, Naomi and Avner Bahat, editors. With Songs they Respond: the Diwan of the Jews from Central Yemen. Jewish Music Research Center, Jerusalem. For Yearbook for Traditional Music 41: 251-2.
2008a. Armistead, Samuel G., Joseph A. Silverman and Israel J. Katz, Judeo-Spanish Ballads from Oral Tradition, Vol. 4. For Western Folklore 67/1.
Kornhauser, Bronia and Margaret Kartomi, producers and liner notes. Out of Babylon: The music of Baghdadi-Jewish migrations into Asia and beyond. Arizona. CD plus booklet. In The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology.
2007. Mirjana Lausevic, 2006.
Balkan Fascination. In Canadian Journal for Traditional Music.
2006a “Two new albums by Flory Jagoda:” www.klezmershack.com/articles/cohen_j/flory_arvoliko/ - 16k
2006b Constantinople.
Memoria Sefardí: Musique d'Espagne juive et chrétienne
Un kavretiko. Izzet Bana and the Estreyikas of Estambul. www.klezmershack.com/articles/cohen_j/bana_kavretiko/
2006d Suzie LeBlanc:
Le long de la mer jolie: Chants d'Acadie CFMB 40/1-36
Las Cuadrillas de Murcia: Seville World Fair 1992, Murcia Pavillion CFMB 40/1-39
Luis Díaz G. Viana (Coord.), et al. Palabras para el Pueblo, Vol. I, Aproximación general de la Literatura de Cordel, Vol. II.La colección de pliegos del CSIC: Fondos de la Imprenta Hernando. Madrid, CSIC, 2000-1. Estudos de Literatura Oral 9-10.
The Key from Spain: Flory Jagoda VHS. Dir.A. Petrovic, M. Livingstone.Ethnomusicology 46/1:194-6
2002b Tradições Musicais da Estremadura, José Alberto Sardinha, Tradisom, 2000, Estudos de Literatura Oral 7-8:333-4
The Sephardic Experience (CD 4 vol.), The Renaissance Players, Yearbook for Traditional
2000a Romancero Sefardi de Marruecos, Susana Weich -Shahak, Estudos de Literatura Oral 6: 211-14
2000b La Yave, the Key to Sephardic Music CD klezmershack.com/articles/cohen_j/cohen_j.layave.html
Transforming Tradition, N. Rosenberg, ed., Canadian Journal of Traditional Music:4-6
Engendering Song, Jane Sugarman, Ethnologies 21/2.
Arboleras I, (Sephardic songs), Susana Weich-Shahak et al., Balkanistica 11:163-4
Music in the Jewish Community of Palestine,1880-1948, J. Hirshberg , CFC19/2:181-4
Sephardic Romances, Accentus, Early Music Review 31:13-14
Morocco (Music of the Moroccan Jews) video, Israeli Music Heritage Project, Ethnomusicology
Cancionero Sefardí, Alberto Hemsi, ed. Seroussi et al., JFER 18/1-2:88-89
1995 May it Fill Your Soul: Experiencing Bulgarian Music, T. Rice, CFC 17/1:213-6
Judeo-Spanish Moroccan Songs for the Life Cycle, S.Weich-Shahak, Ethnomusicology37/3:442-5.
1985 El folklore musical, Josep Crivillé i Bargalló, Yearbook for Traditional Music 17:217-19.
1981 C'était la plus jolie des filles, Donald Deschênes, Canadian Folklore canadien 3/2:163-4.)

Broadcasts, recordings, concerts….. cont’d.

2011 Series on Sephardic music “Empezar quiero contar”, Radio Sefarad radiosefarad.com
Sefarad en Diaspora. with Tamar Cohen Adams, Wafir Sheikh, William Cooley, Eduardo
Paniagua. Pneuma. Reviewed: http://www.klezmershack.com/archives/004383.html
Empezar quiero contar: Canciones de Sefarad, with Tamar Ilana Cohen Adams,
Eduardo Paniagua, Wafir Sheikh. Pneuma PN270 review http://www.klezmershack.com/#cohen_j

    1994 "Dized’, ¡,ay!, Trobadores’", Monofonías Medievales; Madrid, Saga KPD10914
    1992 Judeo-Spanish selections on CD, Musicworks (Publ.1992a)
    1990 Circle of Friends, with Mariposa In The Schools, Toronto
    1987 ; with Gerineldo: Video Ya Hasrá, by Solly Lévy, Université du Québec à Montréal
    1983/5/9;1994 with
    GERINELDO: Chansons traditionnelles judéo-espagnoles
    1981 Recorders, Les flûtes canadiennes, arr. Chris Rawlings, Radio Canada LP RCI507


    LIMMUD 2010, University of Warwick, UK; Gossip, Governance and Orality Conference, British Academy (UK); International Jewish Genealogy Conference, Washington DC. 2011.
    ICTM/CSTM St. John’s, Newfoundland 2011.
    Sephardic Festival, Córdoba, Spain 2010; Association for Jewish Studies (Toronto 2008); American Folklore Society (Quebec City 2007); Donne in Musica, Rome, Italy 2008;
    Riga, Latvia and Vilnius, Lithuania 2009. Jewish Communities; City Hall.
    Conference: Jewish Women in the Mediterranean, University of Zagreb, Dubrovnik;
    Ashkenaz Festival 2002, 2006, 2008;
    Istanbul and Izmir Jewish community centres, Turkey, 2007, 2008;
    Festival of the Three Cultures, Murcia, Spain, 2003 and 2009;
    Cervantes Institute: Prague, Utrecht, Brussels, New York City (various dates)
    University of Kentucky concert and lecture-concerts, Spanish and Music departments, 2008;
    British Judeo-Spanish Conference, London, U.K. 2008
    Symposium “The Lomax Legacy: Folklore in a Globalizing Century”, Washington DC (American Folklife Center / Library of Congress), January 19. 2006
    Cathedral of Vitoria (Spain) 2006.
    Sarajevo, Jewish Community Centre, August 17 in cooperation with the Canadian Embassy, Bosnia-Hercegovina; Sephardic Community Centres:
    Obanos, Pamplona. Workshop and concert, July 2007.; Portuguese Consulate, Toronto, 2000, 2006; University of Valencia, 2007; Chelva (Valencia) Festival 2008; Los Conversos, Hervás (Spain) ; ; Feria Medieval, Belmonte (Portugal)
    Performing Arts Educators of Canada: workshop: Balkan dances and additive rhythms, Nov 2006
    Voz de Mulher (The Voice of Woman): workshop in Sephardic and Balkan singing, Aveiro, Portugal 2006; Jewish Music Institute, SOAS, London, England:”Sephardi Song Workshop”, 2006, 2008; Berkeley Jewish Music Festival, 2005;
    Alan Lomax Hommage Concert New York 2003; Segovia Folk Festival, Canadian Embassies Madrid, Lisbon; ; European Association for Jewish Studies, 1998; ; Gerona Isaac el Çec Centre 1999; Seville: Casa de la Memoria de Al-Andalus ;Madrid Casa de America; Valladolid City Hall;
    Azores Islands Ministry of Communities ; Festival Intercéltico de Sendim; ; Casa de Cultura, Coimbra; Faro City Hall Festival;; Sephardic House, NYC, National Hispanic Center, Albuquerque