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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Music For A Cold Morning

It has come to my attention that there are some people who do not know of Yasmin Levy.

Winter is  coming on and I have been listening to music from Al-Andalus.

Lots of people are familiar with Flamenco, and some are familiar with the Moorish tradition in Spanish music but fewer have encountered the Judaeo-Spanish Ladino tradition. Ladino is a language based in old Castilian, with elements of Hebrew, Aramaic, Arabic, Turkish and even a touch of Greek, spoken by the Spanish Jews. This Musical tradition is as rich as any found in Spain.

So allow me to offer you a piece by Yasmin Levy one of the young musicians helping to keep this tradition alive and vital.


Mo'in said...

Dear Mushtaq,

Thank you for sharing this music...beautiful! You can feel the flamenco, the turkish...

All good wishes,


Steve Perry said...


Salma Amelia said...

Dear Mushtaq,
Beautiful music and very interesting and unsettling percussion rhythms- almost like skipped heartbeats.
And not to be nit-picky or anything, but "Music for a Cold Night" would have been my choice for a lead-in (if you had asked me, that is) The words "Ya Lailee" in Arabic mean "Oh, my Night" (which usually refers to a lover) You can hear that mixed in with the other elements... Salma

Dan Gambiera said...

Ladino music rocks