Born in Jerusalem, singer/songwriter Yasmin Levy has become one of world music's brightest stars, known for uniting aspects from Jewish and Ladino cultures to create a passionate, inventive musical sound that's distinctly her own. On Sentir, her fourth full-length album, Levy punctuates traditional Middle Eastern tropes with the romance of flamenco, and even performs a cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" that's unlike any other version you've ever heard.
By Britt Robson on 09.01.10 in Reviews
The concept behind Chucho Valdes's first individual project in seven years is pretty straightforward: Play a series of tributes to the people who have influenced and inspired the Cuban pianist — hence the title...
By Steve Smith on 04.14.08 in Reviews
Mixing the music of jazz icon Miles Davis with sounds and instruments from India, as producers Bob Belden and Yusuf Gandhi did on Miles from India, was far from an outrageous proposition. Davis set the precedent himself...
By Wondering Sound Staff on 12.11.14 in Features
Five music critics discuss the best, worst, and most significant moments in Latin music this year.
By Michaelangelo Matos on 12.08.14 in Reviews
For all the quality mining of African oldies over three and a half decades, it's not as if the coffers have been exhausted. Far from it, especially judging from this nonstop display of one of the great bands of the Congo...