Levy And Her Love of Ladino

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Heard On The Odyssey Series
Cover of Jasmine Levy's 2009 Album – Sentir, 4Q Records

Today, Jasmine Levy Ladino singer and world music celebrant has earned sold-out shows and record charting success abroad, even though she performs in a language that’s nearly extinct.

Levy is a practitioner of Ladino, an ancient form of Spanish recognized by UNESCO as an endangered language. Today the Ladino language is spoken by fewer than 200,000 people world-wide.

Episode Credits

  • Dr. Jonathan Øverby Producer
  • Joe Hardtke Technical Director

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