Yasmin Levy and Melingo will performing Wednesday April 6th at 7:30 pm at Barbican Hall. Levi returns to London with her electrifying Ladino songs and smoldering flamenco, performing tracks from her latest release Sentir.
In Yasmin Levy’s music there is a tension between the purity of Ladino (the Judeo-Spanish music) 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 latest album Sentir,, produced by the acclaimed Madrid-based Javier Limón (who has worked previously with the likes of Portuguese fado star Mariza), she has found a vision that integrates these musical directions.
Support comes from the extraordinary Argentine tango singer Daniel Melingo, who is also known for his experiments in the rebetika of his Thessalonikan Jewish ancestors.
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
Melingo recordings available:
Silk Street EC2Y 8DS
020 7638 8891
Author: World Music Central News Department
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