Yasmin Levy at Norwich Arts Centre

A singer with a thrilling and magical voice, Yasmin Levy will be performing at Norwich Arts Centre this Wednesday.

A singer with a thrilling and magical voice, Yasmin Levy will be performing at Norwich Arts Centre this Wednesday.

She was born in Jerusalem and 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 of musical traditions. And with her deep, spiritual and moving style, this 27-year-old growing star in world music preserves and revives the style, mixing it with Andalusian Flamenco.


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Nominated for the Radio 3 Awards for World Music 2006, in the Boundary Crossing category, she presents medieval Judeo-Spanish songs with an electrifying edge. Her beautiful natural vibrato is thrilling both a cappella or backed by sparse flamenco instrumentation.

Her debut album, Romance & Yasmin, created a stir and her follow-up, La Juderia, saw her invited to perform at some of the biggest international festivals and events including WOMAD and the BBC's New Year's Day concert in London.

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For tickets at £12 (£10 NUS), ring (01603) 660352.

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