Talk about genre splicing world beat... This set of Ladino tunes sounds more Spanish than anything else and is based on stuff that's probably as far away from the end result as you could imagine. None of this stops the set from being a delicate, lovely outing that somehow finds it's way back to mermaids and fairy dust in a most roundabout way. It should be girl friend music but Chernick's extra effort at making it all inclusive is a great antidote for the current state of the world. Solid work from one that works as hard as she plays.