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Audio: Sephardic Singer Yasmin Levy is Saving Ladino Music

Interview with Yasmin Levy on the Piyut Festival, Ladino music, Sephardic heritage and her upcoming concert with her mother.
9/9/2013, 3:19 PM

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She's toured the world and released critically acclaimed CDs, but Yasmin Levy's parents originally wanted her and her brothers to get good practical educations. Thus, the young Israeli singer dreamed of one day becoming a veterinarian.
"But I realized I was just deceiving myself, and I was born to sing," Levy state.

To find out more about her music and her upcoming concert with her mother Kochava Levy at the annual Piyut Festival in Jerusalem, download this exclusive interview.

Plus music from other performers at the festival including Rabbi Haim Louk, Mark and Peretz Eliyahu, Berry Sakharof and Rea Mochiach, and a new version of Unisane Tokef by Yerachmiel Ziegler.

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Ben Bresky is a music journalist and recording engineer living in Jerusalem. He hosts The Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast interviewing a wide range of Jewish and Israeli musicians from Carlebach to klezmer, from hasidic to trance. For full archives visit
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