Yasmin Levy will be performing Wednesday, February 24th at 7.30pm at Cadogan Hall in London. In Yasmin Levy’s music there is a tension between the purity of Ladino (the Judeo-Spanish music of Spain) and the fiery heart of flamenco.
As she explains ’There’s a very traditional way of singing Ladino. I learnt it…listening to women singing and it’s beautiful, but I missed the passion. Flamenco is nothing but passion.’ In her new album Sentir (World Village), produced by the acclaimed Spanish producer Javier Limón (who has worked previously with the likes of Portuguese fado star Mariza and Afro-Spanish sensation Buika), she has found a vision that integrates these musical
Born in Jerusalem 29 years ago, Yasmin Levy was introduced to Ladino singing and culture from a very young age. Her father was the leading figure in the world of research into and preservation of the Judeo-Spanish culture, dating back to the 15th century in Spain.
Yasmin’s debut album “Romance & Yasmin” created a stir amongst world music lovers across the globe. Her album “La Judería”, featuring Ladino and Flamenco music in her unique emotive style confirmed her status as one of the most promising new artists on the World Music scene.
Cadogan Hall is located at 5 Sloane Terrace, on Sloane Terrace in Chelsea, London. Phone: 020 7730 4500.
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
Author: World Music Central News Department
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