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Born in Jerusalem 27 years ago, Yasmin Levy was introduced to Ladino singing and culture from a very young age. Her father was the leading figure in the world of research into and preservation of the Judeo-Spanish culture, dating back to the 15th century in Spain. Today, it remains one of the most moving and romantic musical traditions of all times.
In her deep, spiritual and moving style of singing, Yasmin preserves and revives the most beautiful and romantic songs from the Ladino/ Judeo-Spanish heritage, mixing it with Andalusian Flamenco.
In 2004, she performed at various international festivals and events including WOMAD Singapore, Forum Barcelona, and the BBC's New Year's Day concert in London.
Lat year, Yasmin was already nominated for the BBC World Music Awards 2005, toured the UK, Europe and the USA, including appearances at London's Ronnie Scott's and WOMAD festivals in the UK and Spain. In November she will perform in Cafe de la Danse in Paris to launch the release of her album in France. Yasmin will close the year with her debut performance at New York's Carnegie Hall in December.