Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ladino music

Interest in Ladino music -music that originated among the Sephardic Jews who were expelled from Spain following the reconquista of 1492- is on the rise. Rightly so, since at its best it can be enchanting. Of Moroccan and Persian heritage and currently based in London, Mor Karbasi sings with the same reach and emotion as the finest flamenco and fado vocalists, and her music has similarities to both of those Iberian-rooted styles.

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