Yasmin Levy – Tango (2014) [Qobuz 24bit/48kHz]

Yasmin Levy – Tango (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 00:50:39 minutes | 581 MB | Genre: Pop, Tango
Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz|  @ Adama Music & Publishing / World Village
Recorded Live at the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Centre, June 3, 2013

An internationally renowned story-teller, singer-songwriter and vocalist Yasmin Levy should really need no introduction. Over the course of five remarkable albums and countless world tours, her deep spiritual singing and passionate vocal delivery have made her that rarity, a true international star. Tango is thus Levy’s sixth album and whilst her preceding one, Libertad, established her as a singer-songwriter of real repute, drawing heavily on the influences of both Spanish and Turkish music as well as featuring her trademark Ladino songs, here she introduces us to another of her great passions, with an album, and accompanying concert DVD, of sublimely arranged and passionately performed Argentinean Tango. It is a brave move, but one that shouldn’t surprise us. For Levy is an artist who refuses to stand still, from her breakthrough as a re-inventor of Ladino, via her forays into Persian and Turkish song and her own flamenco influenced originals, she is an artist always on the lookout for new challenges, new ways to express the melancholic beauty at the heart of her beguiling art.


‘Yasmin Levy has always specialised in drama and passion, at times annoyingly so, but now the Israeli singer has found the style that perfectly fits her powerful, theatrical performances and regal stage persona. Best known for her work in reviving the Ladino music and language of the Jews who were expelled from Spain and dispersed across the Mediterranean in the late 15th century, she went on to explore influences from Spain to Turkey. On this set, recorded live in Tel Aviv, she is backed by a full orchestra to rework classic tangos that almost all deal with love and pain. Her impressively powerful, emotional voice dominates the orchestra on the anguished Y Todavía Te Quiero, and she moves on to songs by the Argentinian heroes Carlos Gardel and Astor Piazzolla, whose thoughtful Vuelvo Al Sur is backed by flamenco guitar and bandoneon concertina. A triumph.’ -Robin Denselow, The Guardian

1. Y Todavia te Quiero 04:20
2. La Cumparsita 06:18
3. Hasta Siempre Amor 03:24
4. Los Mareados 05:20
5. Por Una Cabeza 04:51
6. Vuelvo al Sur 05:27
7. Volver 04:10
8. El Violin de Becho 04:50
9. Entre Tu Amor 05:15
10. La Ultima Curda 06:44

Yasmin Levy – vocals
The Israel Kibbutz Orchestra 
Yaron Gottfried – conductor



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