Eitan Steinberg & Etty BenZaken

OUR WORK: Ladino, Ethnic Music

The major ethnic music projects of Eitan Steinberg (research, musical settings) and Etty BenZaken (research, vocal performance) are: 

The Streets of our Childhood

children folk-songs

since 2017

Eitan Steinberg's settings of children's folk songs in 12 languages from the many ethnic communities in Israel. The arrangements were composed for Etty BenZaken and Modalius Modalius and the project was premiered on September 2017.


שמחה  فرحه

since 2014

Eitan Steinberg's settings of folk songs from various ethnic communities in Israel, alongside early and contemporary short pieces and arrangements. This multi-stylistic project was set for Etty BenZaken and Modalius Modalius and was released on a CD on April 2017.

Love medicine (I Love My Love)

תרופת אהבה

since 2006


Eitan Steinberg's settings of folk love songs, for voice and guitar, in Armenian, English, Hebrew, Hekitiya, Italian, Ladino and Spanish. The project is featured on the CD "I Love My Love" (2010).

The Bride Unfastens Her Braids, The Groom Faints

הכלה מתירה צמותיה, החתן מתעלף

Since 1998


Eitan Steinberg's settings of Judeo Spanish love songs and wedding songs, in Ladino and Hekitiya. Set for Etty BenZaken in several versions:

Chamber versions for voice and ensemble

Orchestral version for voice & chamber orchestra

Duo Version for voice and guitar

The project is featured on the CD "The Bride Unfastens her Braids, the Groom Faints" (1999).



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