专辑类型：Ethnic / Folk
Janet & Jak Esim是一对夫妻档。Jak Esim是一名杰出的西班牙犹太人（Sephardim）传统民族音乐收集研究者，Janet是于婚后加入的，后来陆续又有多位音乐人加入并在欧洲多国举行了演出和参加各种音乐节。
拉迪诺语(Ladino Language)：属于罗曼语族，主要源自于Old Castilian (西班牙语) 及希伯来语。拉迪诺语对西班牙语的关系就相当于意第绪语对德语。说这种语言的人几乎都是瑟法底犹太人，居住在(或来自于)比如塞萨洛尼基和伊斯坦堡一带 。
Sephardim：在犹太历史上，西班牙犹太人被成为Sephardim, 因为“西班牙”这个词希伯来语为Sepharad。犹太人在西班牙的历史悠久，他们认为自己是古代犹太国的贵族后裔，在第一圣殿（586 BC）被毁之后流亡到西班牙的。虽然没有直接的证据，但是西班牙犹太人在西班牙境内已经生活了很多代，他们在摩尔人治下受到保护，享有一些特权，经济状况颇佳，因而文化方面也颇有建树，有过一段犹太史上的称之为“西班牙黄金时代”的时期。摩尔人战败之后，在天主教的治下，犹太人的状况越来越糟，到了1492年，终于遭到全面驱逐的命运。
Janet was born in Ankara in 1965 and Jak was born in Istanbul in 1958.
Janet has joined Jak Esim who has been already active in music researching, arranging and performing, following their marriage. Their first significant concerts together took place at Cekirdek Sanat Evi between 1985 ?87.
Following their albums, Judeo Espanyol Ezgiler (1989) with Erkan Ogur and Antik Bir H鼁黱 (1992) with Erkan Ogur and Okay Temiz, Sefardim 1 which was released in Germany in 1992 has won German Critics Award and selected as the best production of the year in folk music.
Nezih Yesilnil, Murat Ozbey, B黮ent Ortacgil and Erkan Ogur have later joined Janet and Jak as permanent members. The same year the group gave more than 50 concerts at various venues in Europe and participated in many international festivals with the new members.
Birkac Sonsuzluk Ani which was released in 1994 consisted of concert recordings from their Munich and Ankara concerts.Their songs were included in 3 different compilation CDs made in Europe between 1994 - 2000 and A Jewish Odyssey released by the Putumayo World Music in 2001.
They presented and produced a programme; Romanslarin Gocu (Migration of Romances / Historical adventure of Judeo-Espanyol melodies) which was like a musical documentary over 6 months at Acik Radyo; a wellknown radio channel in Istanbul in 2004.
Jak Esim is one of the world most important researchers and collectors of songs from this disappearing culture and language. His researches were given place in encyclopedias and some of his essays were published. He has also made presentations based on his researches. The most recent one was on "Sefardic Liturgical and Paraliturgical Musical Tradition" at the International Congress on "Musical Culture in Turkey throughout the history at the Museum of Music in 2006.
The Ladino sound collection which was collected and recorded by Jak Esim in the Jewish Sephardic community of Istanbul during the years of 1960 - 2005 will be added to the National Sound Archives of The National Library of Israel in Jerusalem.
01. Pasharo De Ermozura
02. Te Loare-Odeha Ki
03. Kuatro Muchachikas
05. Ay Senyora Novia
06. Alta Alta Es La Luna
07. Komo Quadro El Shabat-Ki Eshmera Shabat
08. Me Siento Alegre
09. Tres Ermanikas Eran
10. Viejos Amores
11. Te Tomi