Yasmin Levy Sentir

Yasmin Levy Sentir
Yasmin Levy's sultry, enchanting voice could melt the heart of the manliest of men. It's no wonder that this celebrated, young Israeli singer has already sold out concerts in Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and North America. On Sentir, Levy teams up with Grammy award-winning producer and guitar player Javier Limon, whose credits include Bebo Valdez, Cigalia, Buika and Portuguese fado star Mariza. Their collaboration yields very impressive results. Throughout Sentir, the songs, arrangements and musicians are second to none. Levy's exceptional vocal ability shines throughout, especially on "La Hya de Juan Simon," a duet with pianist Sonny Pasos that tells the tale of a gravedigger who returns from burying his daughter to announce to his friends that he has just returned from burying his heart. Furthermore, on "Una Pastora," Levy sings a duet with her father, Yitzhak Levy, whose voice was dubbed from a decades-old recording. An important factor in Yasmin's life and musical direction, he was a legendary cantor, musicologist and Ladino preservationist who died shortly after her birth. An exquisite arrangement of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," sung in Spanish, is both touching and tempting ― you most likely won't recognize it until the chorus. Throughout, Sentir is an exquisite musical representation of the beauty that exists within Spain, from an artist whose travels have exposed her to the finest the world has to offer. (Four Quarters)