The acclaimed Israeli-born singer Yasmin Levy will be performing Tuesday, January 18th at 7:30pm at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Main Auditorium.
Yasmin Levy at once revisits and reinvents the cultural multiplicity of her family’s Ladino heritage – Ladino being the language and music of Jews banished from Spain in the late 15th century, and subsequently scattered around the Mediterranean.
On her 2009 album Sentir, Levy integrates these ancient traditions more fully and rewardingly than ever with her own cosmopolitan creativity, weaving in strands of flamenco, Moorish, Latin and jazz influence, as well as contemporary songwriting.
The maverick, melting-pot music of Edinburgh-based quintet Moishe’s Bagel – a heady synthesis of klezmer, Balkan, jazz, Celtic and Middle Eastern sounds, distilled into dazzling original compositions – transcends cultural boundaries with equal though contrasting verve. Taking that transcendence to yet another level, both acts will team up for a few numbers, as well as performing separately.
Buy Yasmin Levy’s recordings:
- In North America: Sentir, Mano Suave, La Judería: Ladino Meets Flamenco, Romance & Yasmin
- In Europe: Sentir, La Juderia, Mano Suave, Romance & Yasmin
Tuesday, January 18th at 7:30pm
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Main Auditorium
Celtic Connections tickets are available at:
By phone 0141 353 8000
In person Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
2 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3NY
City Halls and Old Fruitmarket
Glasgow, G1 1NQ
Author: World Music Central News Department
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