Eitan Steinberg & Etty BenZaken

Eitan & Etty:

Ladino and other folk songs

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

The Bride Unfastens Her Braids, The Groom Faints

Since 1998

Eitan Steinberg: Research, Music arrangements.

Etty BenZaken: Research, Vocal performance.

This project includes Eitan Steinberg's arrangements of Judeo Spanish love songs and wedding songs in Ladino and Hekitiya, set for Etty BenZaken's voice in several versions:

* Orchestral version for voice & chamber orchestra;

* Chamber versions for voice and various ensembles;

* Duo version for voice and guitar.

Since 1999, this project was widely performed by BenZaken in Israel, Europe and the US. It was recorded on Israeli TV and featured on a CD on New Albion Records (1999). A new double-CD was released in celebration of the projects' 20th anniversary, in 2019.

The 20th anniversary concert, on youtube >> 

I Love My Love

Since 2006

Eitan Steinberg: Research, Music arrangements.

Etty BenZaken: Research, Vocal performance.

This project includes Eitan Steinberg's arrangements of folk love songs, for voice and guitar, in Armenian, English, Hebrew, Ladino, Spanish and more. The project was widely performed in Israel, Europe and the US, and is featured on the CD "I Love My Love" (2010) performed by vocalist Etty BenZaken and guitarist Oded Shoub.

More videos from this project  in the Video library >>

Joy שמחה  فرحه 

Since 2014

Eitan Steinberg: Research, arrangements, original music, conducting.

Etty BenZaken: Research, Vocal performance.

A multi-stylistic project that includes Eitan Steinberg's arrangements of folk songs from various ethnic communities in Israel, alongside early and contemporary short pieces and arrangements. Set for Etty BenZaken and Modalius Ensemble, this project was widely performed and released on a CD, 2017.

More videos from this project in the Video library >>

The Streets of Our Childhood

Since 2017

Eitan Steinberg: Research, Music arrangements.

Etty BenZaken: Research, Vocal performance.

This project includes Eitan Steinberg's arrangements of children's folk songs from many ethnic communities in Israel, in Hebrew, Arabic, Yiddish, Ladino, German, Dutch, French, English and more. Composed for Etty BenZaken and Modalius Ensemble, the project was premiered on 2017. A CD of its' studio recordings is expected 2021.

Please reload

© Eitan Steinberg & Etty BenZaken | Updated April 2020 | Site design: Dina Konson