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El Gacela (The Gazelle)

A homoerotic poem written by 11th century rabbi Shmuel Hanagid in Ladino!
Music by Nani Vazana

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When I researched for some texts for my new album of original Ladino songs I only found religious texts, so I went to a library in Leiden, NL and there I met a Rabbi who showed me some secular texts.

This is one stood out as surprisings & powerful: a homoerotic poem from the 11th century written by Jewish saint Shmuel Hanagid.

Here I am, trying to make a millennial album in a dead language and this poem, as progressive as it is, was written a 1000 years ago! It only goes to show that when you look into the past, you see the future.

I composed the music to “El Gacela” (The Gazelle) – a sensual love poem a man describes his boyfriend as a beautiful gazelle, with big eyes and soft words that are better than any sword.

🌟♥️ El Gacela is out today on all streaming platforms!
🌟♥️Listen on: Spotify / Apple music / Deezer / Tidal

Love is gentle, love is kind, love is sexy and deserves expression in any language and form.

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