World music singer-songwriter, Yasmin Levy makes the kind of music that is both hypnotic and rhythmic. Born in Jerusalem, Israel she is a singer of Ladino music which is part of the Sephardic Jewish heritage. It is the language of the Jews that were expelled from Spain. She grew up with music at home since her parents were both singers.
What makes her music so distinct is the fact she mixes in modern sounds and instruments such as the oud, darbuka, violin, cello and piano. She says she is on a 500 year old musical journey in spreading ladino music. She made her debut in 2004 with the album, Romance & Yasmin. Since
then she has released several more albums and singles. In 2014 she even went on to remake classic Tango songs in the ladino language. She also loves the music of Spanish flamenco singer, Antonio Molina, Billy Holiday, Edith Piaf and the great opera singer, Luciano Pavarotti. She loves singers with BIG voices and also loves sad songs. She has tried to sing happy songs but somehow
it doesn't have the same depth of feeling and emotion. Listen to the song, Y Tu Y Yo Subimos Al Cielo with it's beautiful guitar intro and her emotional vocal delivery. This past March she released her latest album, Voice and Piano and will be releasing a forthcoming album, Aire soon. Check out this talented singer-songwriter of world music and support independent music and musicians worldwide. Happy listening!
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