Yasmin Levy

+ Tanja Tzarovska

Wednesday 7 November 2012 7.30pm
Barbican Hall
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 8DS
020 7638 8891
barbican.org.uk

Yasmin Levy’s new show and album Libertad encompass a new musical journey drawing on the influences of both Spanish and Turkish music, which have been the hallmark of her Ladino repertoire,  and now taking her in a fresh direction.

For this new project, she has taken the passion of the flamenco world she so cherishes, and complements that with the emotional tones from the musical world of her Turkish ancestors.  Her new landscape is a fusion of flamenco guitar, embellished with the rich sound of Turkish strings, and a small hint of Cuban and other piano stylings.  More than anything else, this show will be all about Yasmin Levy and her own music; the singer and increasingly confident song-writer (she has written seven of the twelve songs on the album), and her special mix of musical influences that will create an emotionally-driven, entertaining evening.

“Levy’s biggest asset is her voice, which is versatile, sensuous, and brimming with emotion” The Independent

“The next world music superstar” The Guardian

Support is Skopje-born Tanja Tzarovska  who unearths a treasure of beautiful but rarely-performed songs from Macedonia, considered one of the most musically-rich countries of the Balkans. Tzarovska’s powerful and captivating vocals have featured on a number of Hollywood soundtracks including The Passion of the Christ and the title track of Wolfgang Petersen’s Troy, as well as world music documentary One Giant Leap.

 

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