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Levy. Yasmin / Libertad
Album:Libertad Collection:World
Artist:Levy. Yasmin Added:Jan 2013
Label:World Village 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2013-02-09 Pull Date:2013-04-14 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Apr 14Mar 24Mar 17Mar 10Mar 3Feb 24Feb 17

 Recent Airplay
1.Jul 15, 2016:DJ YJ's World Music Sampler
Olvidate De Mi (Forget About Me)
4.Apr 11, 2013:Mediterraneans
Firuze (A Woman’S Name
2.Jun 30, 2016:Melange
Firuze (A Woman’S Name
5.Mar 23, 2013:Music Casserole
Firuze (A Woman’S Name
3.Apr 13, 2013:Music Casserole
Aman Doktor (Mercy Doctor)
6.Mar 13, 2013:Mediterraneans
Libertad (Freedom)

Album Review
Abu Ramses
Reviewed 2013-01-15 
Yasmin Levy, Libertad (Freedom), Adama Music/World Village, 2012
Reviewed by Abu Ramses

Jerusalem-born (1975) Yasmin Levy was introduced to Ladino music & culture by her Turkish father, a leading scholar of Judeo-Spanish culture, which Jews carried with them to the Ottoman domains after their expulsion from Spain in 1492. Yasmin mixes this passionate & romantic musical style with Andalusian Flamenco, Argentinian tango, Portuguese fado & guest appearance by The Strings Orchestra of Istanbul (4, 11, 12). More original material on this album than her previous ones (2 others in the KZSU library). Most tracks are mid-tempo to emphasize the emotion. All worth a play.

Try: 1, 4, 7, 9, 11


1. La Ultima Cancion (The last song) – music & lyrics by Yasmin; guitar, accordion & vocal tango; solo trumpet on breaks - 3'19
2. La Nave del Olvide (Ship to oblivion) - music & lyrics by Dino Ramos; mostly fado-style guitar and vocal - 4'02
3. Libertad (Freedom) - music & lyrics by Yasmin ; a feminist anthem - 4'04
4. Firuze (a woman’s name) – a Turkish favorite, intro by Turkish strings, big instrumental ensemble on breaks - 5'01
5. Tal Vez (Maybe) -music by Yuval Levy, lyrics by Yasmin; string intro - 4'33
6. Olvidate de Mi (Forget about me) – music & lyrics by Yasmin; slow duet with Mallorcan singer Buika, soft Flamenco hand-clapping & guitar in background - 5'59
7. Aman Doktor (Mercy doctor) – traditional Ladino; solo acoustic guitar intro, slow, tango beat tapping on the guitar - 3'56
8. Recuerdo (Memory/Soghati) – a Persian song; solo flamenco guitar & fado style singing - 6'28
9. Skalerikas de Oro (A ladder of gold) -trad. Ladino; hand clapping duet - 3'52
10. Cada Dia (Daily) - music & lyrics by Yasmin; pure flamenco - 4'44
11. Shoef K'mo Eved (Yearning like a slave)- trad. music, Hebrew lyrics by Shlomo Ibn Gvirol (1021-58); sparing bass & guitar picking, strings are the climax - 4'59
12. La Rosa Enflorece (The rose blooms) – (The Rose blooms) – traditional, big Turkish strings - 2'55

Track Listing
1.La Ultima Cancion (The Last Song) 7.Aman Doktor (Mercy Doctor)
2.La Nave Del Olvide (Ship To Oblivion) 8.Recuerdo (Memory/Soghati)
3.Libertad (Freedom) 9.Skalerikas De Oro (A Ladder Of Gold)
4.Firuze (A Woman?S Name 10.Cada Dia (Daily)
5.Tal Vez (Maybe) 11.Shoef K'mo Eved (Yearning Like A Slave)
6.Olvidate De Mi (Forget About Me) 12.La Rosa Enflorece (The Rose Blooms)