Yasmin Levy (Israel)
YASMIN LEVY (ISRAEL) + BABY ET LULU
LIMITED CAPACITY SEATED SHOW @ THE FACTORY THEATRE SAT. NOV 17TH.
After selling out the Sydney Opera Houses Concert Hall on her last tour… don’t miss this very intimate and limited capacity show.
“A young Israeli singer with an exquisite and passionate vocal style and a bravely original musical mission…” – The Guardian (UK)
Yasmin Levy, born on December 23, 1975 in Jerusalem, is an Israeli singer-songwriter of Judeo-Spanish language and music. She embarks on a 500 year old journey of Ladino musics and fuses it with Arabic and Flamenco styles.
Yasmin tours Australia on the back of her new album, Libertad. On this album, She has taken the passion of Flamenco, and complemented that with the emotional tones from the world of her ancestors, that of Turkish music. It is this fusion of flamenco guitar, embellished with the distinctive Turkish strings, and a small hint of Cuban and other piano that create an entirely new feel to this musical adventure.
Intrinsic to her musical philosophy is a belief and wish that cultures can peacefully, and positively, co-exist explaining why in March 2006, Yasmin was presented with the Anna Lindh Award for promoting cross-cultural dialogue for her work with musicians covering three cultures and her connection with the history of Spain. In 2008 Yasmin was appointed Goodwill Ambassador for Children of Peace, a UK-based charity fighting to alleviate the plight of all children caught up in the decades-old Middle East crisis.
Joining Yasmin Levy at The Factory Theatre is Australia’s own Francophiles; BABY ET LULU featuring Lara Goodridge (FourPlay String Quartet) and Abby Dobson (Leonardo’s Bride).
Saturday 17th November @ The Factory Theatre Marrickville
Tix: $49+BF, Reserved Seating
*Ladino is the collective term for the Judeo-Spanish languages spoken by the Jews of Spain who were expelled in 1492. These languages infuse the original ancient Spanish with other languages including Arabic, Turkish, Greek, Slavic languages, Portuguese, French, Italian and Hebrew and is considered today to be an endangered language spoken by only approximately 150,000 people worldwide. Yasmin’s father, the Turkish-born Itzhak Levy, was a renowned scholar and collector of this music.