Ora de Despertar, or Time to Wake Up, is an all-original Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) children's album - the only of its kind! Inspired by her own children, Aroeste wrote this album to help anyone (especially kiddos!) hoping to learn about and to enjoy Ladino culture. The songs are catchy and whimsical, and fun for all ages young and old. Whether through learning about times of the day, foods, body parts, numbers, nature items and more, listeners will walk way humming the catchy tunes, and learning some easy Ladino along the way!

The Ora de Despertar project also includes an animated video series, a songbook, signature tee shirts, and more.

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Want to watch the videos? Click below to watch the
Ora de Despertar  Animated Series!
Click HERE to download the FREE Digital Liner Notes & Translations

Click HERE to download the FREE Teaching Guide

Album credits

Executive Producer: Sarah Aroeste
Musical Producer & Arrangements: Shai Bachar
Music: Sarah Aroeste
Lyrics: Sarah Aroeste
Mixing Engineers: Ariel Shafir, Tal Matmor
Mastering: Ronen Hillel, Fat Studio (Tel Aviv)

Sarah Aroeste: vocals
Shai Bachar: piano, programming, q-chord
Fima Ephron: upright and electric bass
Danny Flam: tuba, trombone
Yael Kraus: back vocals
Tal Matmor: electric bass, ukulele
Shahar Mintz: acoustic and electric guitar
Tali Rubinstein: flutes, back vocals
Ariel Shafir: drums, percussion

The album's beautiful artwork is designed by Elke Reva Sudin,

Winner of a Parents' Choice Award!


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