Yasmin Levy to perform in Istanbul
ISTANBULIsraeli singer and songwriter Yasmin Levy will take the stage at Istanbul’s Harbiye Open-Air Theater on Aug. 12.
Blending Sephardic music with Andalusian flamenco and the musical traditions of the Middle East and Anatolia, Levy has brought a new interpretation to the medieval Ladino/Judeo-Spanish song by incorporating the more “modern” sounds of Andalusian Flamenco and Turkey as well as combining instruments like the darbuka, oud, violin, cello, and piano. Accompanied by Turkish singer Halil Sezai, Levy will also sing flamenco and Turkish music, with Ladino – a language based on Spanish that Jews brought with them when they were kicked out of Spain after the Reconquista – and Persian lyrics during her performance.
The award-winning performer is well-known for her sentimental songs such as “Naci en Alamo” and “La Alegria.”
Tickets for the concert are available at Biletix.