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Yasmin Levy: Keeping An Ancient Language Alive Through Song09:50

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Yasmin Levy is an Israeli singer whose musical influences span several centuries and at least two continents.

Yasmin Levy (Courtesy of Ali Taskiran)
Yasmin Levy (Courtesy of Ali Taskiran)

Levy's voice and songs are keeping a near extinct language and culture alive: it's called Ladino, also known as Judeo-Spanish.  Ladino is the legacy of the Jewish community expelled from Spain in 1492. The music has traveled a long way in the past 500 years — from Spain to North Africa, the Balkans and Israel. And now, the Jerusalem-born Jasmin Levy, has a new album called "Sentir."

Levy will be performing at the Somerville Theatre as part of the Boston Jewish Music Festival on Wednesday, March 9th. She joins us to talk about her work and her new album.



This segment aired on March 4, 2011.

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