"But we're not just singing pretty songs," Harris hastens to add, reflecting on the many persons of Sephardic ancestry who have thanked the group after concerts for reconnecting them with a lost past. In exchange, the performers have picked up hints of wily Sephardic proverbs like "He who burns himself on the soup blows on the yogurt," and offers of home dinners. "We play a role in someone's life. It puts us in contact with people we are apparently meant to meet. I always describe the group as today's page in a very long book. We're not trying to create a relic; we present the Sephardic culture as we see it through our own eyes."