Yasmin Levy seamlessly blends the ancient, romantic sounds of the Jewish culture long ago nurtured and then exiled from Spain with that country’s passionate flamenco tradition. Turkey’s Omar Faruk Tekbilek is a virtuosic master of Middle Eastern wind instruments like the zurna and baÄŸlama. Both nominated for BBC World Music Awards, these remarkable musicians together weave a transcendent mix of memory, nostalgia, tender beauty, and hope. And when their far-flung musical influences meet – where else but on the Rialto stage – it is a world-music performance you don’t want to miss!
“… a subtle and satisfying meeting of Middle Eastern, Balkan and Spanish elements.”
- The Telegraph (UK)
When: Saturday, February 15, 2012 – 8:00pm
Where: Rialto Theatre for the Arts
80 Forsyth Street
Yasmin is a native of what country?
Entry Deadline: Friday, Feb. 17, 2012