Born in Jerusalem in 1975, Yasmin Levy was 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 musical traditions of all times.
In her deep, spiritual and moving style of singing, Yasmin preserves and revives the most beautiful songs from the Ladino/Judeo-Spanish heritage, mixing it with
Yasmin’s debut album “Romance & Yasmin” created a stir amongst world music lovers across the globe. Her more recent album “La Juderia”, featuring Ladino and Flamenco music in her unique emotive style confirmed her status as one of the most promising new artists on the World Music scene.
During 2006, Yasmin appeared widely touring in countries as diverse as the UK, Canada, Mexico, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Belgium and Latvia .In 2004, she performed at various international festivals and events including WOMAD Singapore, Forum Barcelona, and the BBC’s New Year’s Day concert in London. In 2005 she toured the UK, Europe and the USA, including appearances at London’s Ronnie Scott’s and WOMAD festivals in the UK and Spain. In November 2005 she appeared in the most important music TV show in the UK “Later with Jools Holland” and in December closed the year with her debut performance at New York’s Carnegie Hall.
Her new album, ‘Mano Suave’, is released in October 2007.
Yasmin has been nominated for the BBC World Music Awards in each of the past 3 years.