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Yasmin Levy

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Jerusalem, Israel (2000 – present)

Yasmin Levy (Hebrew: יסמין לוי‎), born on December 23, 1975 in Jerusalem, Israel, is an Israeli of Judeo-Spanish music.

Yasmin Levy is of Sephardic descent from the city of İzmir, Turkey. Her late father, Yitzhak (Isaac) Levy (1919–1977), was a and (), as well as a pioneer researcher into the long and rich history of the Ladino music and culture of Spanish Jewry and its diaspora, being the editor of the Ladino language magazine Aki Yerushalayim.

With her distinctive and emotive style, Yasmin has brought a new interpretation to the medieval Judeo-Spanish () song by incorporating more “modern” sounds of Andalusian and Persian music, as well as combining instruments like the , , , , and .

Her debut album was Romance & Yasmin in 2000, which earned her a nomination as “Best Newcomer” for the fRoots / BBC Radio 3 World Music Awards 2005, followed in 2005 with her second album La Judería (Spanish: The Jewish Quarter). In 2006, she was nominated again, then in the category “Culture Crossing”.

On her second album, La Judería, she also covered the popular songs “Gracias a la Vida” by Violeta Parra and “Nací en Alamó” from the film Vengo, directed by Tony Gatlif, which in its original version won the 2001 César Award for Best Music Written for a Film (itself being a cover of “The Song of the Gypsies” (Greek: “Το Τραγούδι των Γύφτων”), written by Greek Dionysis Tsaknis in 1990).

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  • Nicosmusic

    Wonderful voice!

    24 Jul 11:28pm Reply
  • Cat_007

    Yes<cool tunes

    17 Jun 8:49am Reply
  • serpent_charmer

    תודה ))

    6 May 1:18pm Reply
  • Keolia

    Beautiful voice!! [3] She is also very gorgeous~

    3 May 11:57pm Reply
  • rejczi

    Beautiful voice!! [2]

    26 Feb 9:14pm Reply
  • Serpientelumino

    http://pradaraul.wordpress.com/potencia-constituyente/cantante-sefardi/

    10 Feb 7:13am Reply
  • Grosseteste

    Tarjever: me too, in fact.

    31 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Radioakhar

    باسمین لوی Yasmin Levy زنی که با سکوت نمی تواند انس بگیرد ، صدایی که حزن قومی سرگردان را به دوش می کشد از موسی تا هیتلر و داغ می گذارد بر پاهایی که از کشوری از دیاری به دیاری می رود تا جایی را بگزیند برای ماندن و زیستن . او می داند که چه می خواند و می خواهد که همیشه بخواند این درد کهنه را، وقتی فغان می کند قومی را فریاد می کند که دیگر وطن مهم نیست عشق بورز ، عشق من دیگر عادت کرده ام به رفتن ،به هجرت ،من به کوره های آدم سوزی تو عادت کرده ام ای پروردگار. من دیگر نمی خواهم رسوایی زمین زیر پایم را بخوانم ، زمین که هیچ جایی برای من و قومم نداشت، من آسمان را می خوانم. آنجا جای من است آنجا تا ابد خواهم ماند. لعنت بر زمین

    15 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Tarjever

    Grosseteste, ahahaha, they'll have a problem with me... )))))))))

    21 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Grosseteste

    The "Similar Artists" are generated by what most people who listen to her also listen to (especially immediately before or after her). You didn't think that Last.fm went through every one of the hundreds of thousands of artists and thought about who was like each of them?

    26 May 2013 Reply
  • darkmo0n16

    hahah, the similar artists are jokes :D

    1 May 2013 Reply
  • Ghedas-Iratas

    who says mohsen namjoo is similar to yasmin levy?!?!!! :O :O namjoo is shit!!! pure shit!!!! :| [2]

    30 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Art_Cry

    Она на ладино поет?

    13 Feb 2013 Reply
  • top20fanatico

    Her type of voice reminds me the voice of the Fado Singers so,I think she have a incredibly beautiful and emotional voice! =]

    4 Feb 2013 Reply
  • irinka_shell

    Beautiful voice!!

    1 Feb 2013 Reply
  • mahmoodrj13

    who says mohsen namjoo is similar to yasmin levy?!?!!! :O :O namjoo is shit!!! pure shit!!!! :|

    13 Jan 2013 Reply
  • seytannikahi

    her ülkede bi tane var böyle..portekizde amalia rodrigues..izlandada björk..türkiye müzeyyen senar..bunlarda da yasmin

    6 Jan 2013 Reply
  • aegean20

    new album is divine... thank you for your art yasmin.

    30 Dec 2012 Reply
  • adabOOja

    <3

    24 Dec 2012 Reply
  • mazaamir

    Stunnnnning!!!

    3 Dec 2012 Reply
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