With Ancestral roots in Spain and Greece, American-born Sarah Aroeste works to reinvent Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) and Sephardic music for a new audience. Her style combines traditional Mediterranean Sephardic sounds with contemporary influences such as rock, funk, and blues. One of few Ladino artists today who writes her own music, Aroeste sings songs of such universal themes as family dynamics, unrequited love, loss, searching for home, going off to war, and much more. In the last decade, Aroeste has toured internationally and amassed a loyal following across the US and abroad. She has released three recordings, A la Una: In the Beginning (2003), Puertas (2007), and most recently, Gracia (May 2012). Bringing a fresh and inspiring modern sound to Sephardic music, Sarah Aroeste’s Ladino Rock style has transformed and revitalized a tradition.