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Vanessa is an expert on Judeo-Spanish women's songs and their connections to women's spiritual expression.
Paloma has performed repeatedly in the World Festival for Sacred Music in Los Angeles. Recent performances were with the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony, Spertus Institute in Chicago, Sephardic Music Festival of New York, Limmud UK, Tangier American Legation Museum, Tangier Trance Festival in Zürich, Switzerland, Center for Jewish History in New York, Bnai Anousim Conference in Jerusalem, Lewis and Clark University in Portland, Association for Jewish Studies Conference (AJS), Women’s Voices Festival in Tetuan, The Jewish Museum of Casablanca, The Lensic Theatre in Santa Fe, University of California Berkeley, the San Fernando Mission, the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles, the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, Mekor Haim synagogue in Porto, at Cal State Long Beach, at the French Consulate of Tangier, and at the American Consulate in Casablanca among others.
Paloma was a soloist with Long Beach Opera, Camerata Pacifica Baroque, Ensemble Nuance (Jerusalem) and the St. Paul Early Music Society among others. She was the founding artistic director the the SYNERGY Ensemble of the Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity. She has led workshops and taught at the Jewish Studies Colloquium of the University of Minnesota, for AIMS at the University of Arizona, for the Ethnomusicology Graduate Colloquium at the University of California Santa Barbara, at the San Francisco Conservatory, at UCLA, at Indiana University Bloomington, University of Wyoming, University of Portland, at Milken Community High School, for the Colorado Hebrew Chorale, Zhena Folk Chorus, Universidad Javeriana music department in Colombia and many others. Click here to read Vanessa Paloma's impressive Curriculum Vitae.