"Impressively powerful. A triumph." – The Guardian
Post-show Q&A with the artist, moderated by ethnomusicologist Samuel R. Thomas, Ph.D.
Yasmin Levy is an exceptional Israeli singer who sings in Spanish and Ladino, an ancient form of the Spanish language that was kept alive by the Sephardic Jews. She is a leading voice in Ladino song and culture and a contemporary modern Spanish singer, combining the flavors of Flamenco, Turkish and Persian music into a style of her own. Yasmin made it her cause to recast and transmit the disappearing musical legacy of Ladino, the Judeo-Spanish language of the Sephardic Jewish communities that were driven from Spain in the late 15th century. Amongst Sephardic Jewish communities across North Africa, Turkey, the Balkans and the Middle East, Ladino survived as a language until almost vanishing in the 20th century.
Part of World Music Institute’s Voces De Las Mujeres Series
Co-presented by World Music Institute and Kaufman Music Center