Gershon, Sadik
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Sadik Gershon (ca. 1888–1943) was a musician, arranger, composer, and choir director in Salonica, as well as an oud player and the leader of a çalgı (traditional Turkish ensemble). He and Moshe Cazes composed popular songs in Judeo-Spanish and performed as Sadik y Gazóz.

Sadik Gershon (ca. 1888–1943) was a musician, arranger, composer (mainly of liturgical music), and synagogue choir director. Born in Salonica, Gershon was blind from an early age and was known as Sadik el Ciego (Sadik the blind). An expert in Turkish music and also versed in European music, Gershon was a…

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Rivka Havassy, “Gershon, Sadik”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 24 September 2017
First published online: 2010



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