In The Mountain, the Desert and the Pomegranate Vanessa Paloma looks at the mysteries and complexities of life on multiple levels. Spirituality and felt perceptions influence what we see, hear, and do. From coyotes that join in a chorus backing up the soprano singing in the desert to the pomegranate and the Berbers who live in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco and geckos that live in towers in Casablanca, life is full of mysteries. In this book Paloma explores that promise in life.
Susana Weich-Shahak has prepared the most complete collection of Moroccan Sephardic ballads. With musical notations and texts this allows anyone to understand the significance of Jewish ballads in Morocco, which are sung by women.