Yasmin Levy once again in Istanbul
ISTANBULLadino music interpreter Yasmin Levy will be once again in Istanbul for a performance as part of the Good Music in Town Concerts series organized by IEG Live and Piu Entertainment on May 5 at Zorlu Center PSM.
Levy’s father, composer and cantor Yitzhak Levy, was born in Turkey in 1919. He worked on collecting and preserving songs of Sephardic Jews. Levy grew up in Jerusalem, where different types of music from various cultures embrace each other. She thus makes an extraordinary synthesis between her Sephardic and Turkish roots in her music.
She has so far collaborated with various artists such as Buika, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Enrico Macias, Yiannis Kotsiras, Eleni Vitaly, Natacha Atlas, Montse Kortes, Kubat, Ibrahim Tatlıses and Maria Toledo.
“I am proud to combine the two cultures of Ladino and flamenco, while mixing in Middle Eastern influences. I am embarking on a 500-year-old musical journey, taking Ladino to Andalusia and mixing it with flamenco, the style that still bears the musical memories of the old Moorish and Jewish-Spanish world with the sound of the Arab world. In a way it is a ‘musical reconciliation’ of history,” Levy said.