Jewish queen of song

Yasmin Levy is a singer whose performances send shivers down the collective spine. Shiver in Lismore soon.

On Thursday, February 28 (not this Thursday), the extraordinary Yasmin Levy and her five-piece band will hit the Star Court Theatre in Lismore like a summer storm.

Atlast years WOMADelaide, Yasmin Levy was the star. Her blend of flamenco, Andalusian, north African and Middle Eastern music is electrifying and she sings in the almost extinct language of Landino (an old Spanish-Jewish language).

Her third album Mano Suave was released to rave reviews worldwide late last year and features a duet with Egyptian chanteuse Natacha Atlas.

I have come to understand better than ever before that my role as an artist must be to contribute in whatever small way I can to avoid Ladino music becoming extinct in the modern world. With this record I have chosen to return home to my ancestral roots and I couldnt be happier, the Jerusalem-born singer said.

Tickets are $38and available by phoning 1300 066 772 or online at www.norpa.org.au.


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