Yasmin Levy & The Klezmatics
Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 8pm
The Music Center
$25 - $65
In Partnership with the Washington Jewish Music Festival
Two wellsprings of Jewish music come together in one amazing evening! This culturally and sonically rich lineup pays homage to traditional Jewish music from around the world. World music singer Yasmin Levy, born in Jerusalem, is best known as a Ladino singer. Ladino is an archaic form of Spanish with strong ties to Sephardic Jewish culture. Levy sings in modern Spanish as well, often adding flamenco, Turkish, and Persian flair to her interpretations. The Grammy-winning Klezmatics are superstars of the klezmer world. They erupted out of New York City’s East Village in 1986 and revitalized the genre. They have released nine albums of wild, spiritual, provocative, reflective, and ecstatically danceable music.
- Yasmin Levy’s father, Yitzhak Levy, was born in Turkey in 1919 and worked as both a composer and cantor. After the creation of the state of Israel, he was appointed head of the Ladino department at Israel’s national radio station.
- The world-renowned Klezmatics have performed in over 20 countries.
- The Klezmatics’ work was featured in Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner’s A Dybbuk and It’s An Undoing World.
|This performance is part of Strathmore’s Windows to the World series of international performances. Check out the full line-up and join the Global Voices Club.|
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