Presented in partnership with Strathmore
Two wellsprings of Jewish music come together in one amazing evening! This culturally and sonically rich lineup pays homage to traditional Jewish music from around the world. World music singer Yasmin Levy, born in Jerusalem, is best known as a Ladino singer.
Ladino is an archaic form of Spanish with strong ties to Sephardic Jewish culture. Levy sings in modern Spanish as well, often adding flamenco, Turkish, and Persian flair to her interpretations. The Grammy-winning Klezmatics are superstars of the klezmer world. They erupted out of New York City’s East Village in 1986 and revitalized the genre. They have released nine albums of wild, spiritual, provocative, reflective, and ecstatically danceable music.
“Yasmin Levy fans the flames of a smouldering musical tradition” –Sunday Times [London]
“The Klezmatics aren’t just the best band in the klezmer vanguard; on a good night, they can rank among the greatest bands on the planet.” –Time Out New York
The Washington Jewish Music Festival is partnering with the leading performing arts presenters in the DC Area to expand the number and variety of Jewish music presentations during the Festival dates. These programs are hosted by the AFI Silver Theater, Levine Music, and Strathmore. Please note that WJMF passes do not provide access to Fest+ events.