I-House to host Israeli-Latino jazz concert
Did you know that Israel has a huge Latino population? Jews who were born in and grew up in every Latin American country live in Israel. Fernando Knopf, originally from Argentina, is one of them. He fuses Latin and Israeli cultures in his music. You may enjoy it at this year’s JazzPhest on Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. at the International House in Philadelphia.
“When we moved from Latin America to Israel, we brought our culture with us,” Knopf shared with me. “We keep speaking Spanish, we eat the food we grew up with, and we continue enjoying Latin American music. We maintain our good vibe and love for Latin America.”
Knopf’s newest album is “La Musica es Sentimientos,” and his band, Latin Power, is geographically varied. “The flautist is from Israel, the pianist is Colombian, the drummer is Argentinian, and the percussionist is Cuban,” he said.