Nani Noam Vazana Releases a New Song: “Una Segunda Piel”
Nani Noam Vazana has released a new song in Ladino, "Una Segunda Piel" ("A Second Skin"):
“I wrote and composed this song about a Sephardic alternative passing-away ceremony. When you reach your golden years (it’s usually on a round birthday like 70 or 80), you throw a big party.
You treat your family and friends to food and booze and then, you invite them to sew around you the shroud of the dead. It takes about 2 hours to make and during this cocooned state, you’re suppose to meditate and think about all the things you want to leave behind in this world.
When the cloth is done, it goes into the cupboard, symbolizing all these things you want to break free of. You are then reborn, free from worries and cares, and can continue your life in a better way.
This is why I named the song Una Segunda Piel, which means ‘A Second Skin’.”