It is hard to describe how it feels for a speaker of an almost forgotten language when I hear the old songs sang in the porcelain voice of Yasmin Levi. To some people these songs may sound strange or not very happy. To me this CD's songs are a window into the past and represent the endurance of the Sefaradies throughout history. This is not only because I understand and feel what she says, because even if you don't understand you could still feel the spiritual zenith that Sefaradies reached at a certain point in history. Muestro Snyor Elohenu is a masterpiece in that regard. The other songs talk about mundane things and occurrences. Things that the Ashkenazim would never talk about or sing in such an explicit way. Lovers and passionate love, thieves, the police... etc. As a whole this CD shows what makes Sefaradies whole and unique. It is just beautiful.
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