Next week will be a bonanza week for me in terms of presentations on learning languages via music and preserving endangered languages with songs and technology.

If you’re in California, I’ll be in both Northern and Southern California presenting.

Here they are in chronological order.

Monday March 3, 2014 Language is MusicLecture
“The survival of the Judeo-Spanish language through music”
(I will also screen the demo of the film “Saved by Language”.)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

150 E San Fernando St, San Jose, CA 95112
Room: MLK225
12:30-1:20 pm


For more information about other events held during San Jose State University’s Foreign Language Week, click here.


Wednesday March 5, 2014, UCLA Symposium on the Preservation and Revitalization of Judeo-Spanish, Los Angeles. CA

2:15-2:45 pm, My talk: Revitalization of Ladino/Judeo-Spanish through music and technological innovation.

The conference is FREE (lunch and reception provided) and goes from Click here for the program.

Conference program:

Conference Date and time: March 5-6, 9am-4pm

Charles E. Young Research Library Building, UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575


Pre-register here.

***Special treat! Ladino rock musician, Sarah Aroeste will give a free concert on Wednesday March 5 at 7:30pm.
SARAH AROESTE’s concert.
FOWLER Museum at UCLA, March 5. 7:30 PM


Saturday March 8, 2014

My presentation: Music + language (songs) activate our brains, hearts and souls. By using songs, we can learn foreign languages and save dying tongues.

TedX Susanna Zaraysky

TEDx Santa Cruz, California

9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Hotel Paradox, Santa Cruz

611 Ocean Street , Santa Cruz , California 95060

Buy tickets here.