LJUBA DAVIS LADINO ENSEMBLE - "East and West"
Recorded in Brooklyn, New York 2012
"Rejoicing with instruments – harps and lyres, drums, timbrels and cymbals”
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JAZZ WEEKLY: Sephardic folk music never sounded better than this collection of Ladino tunes (in vocal AND instrumental versions by Ljuba Davis and her supporting team..
KLEZCALENDAR Posted by Ari Davidow on MAY 12, 2012 7:30 PM
Ljuba Davis Ladino Ensemble, NYC, 15 Jun, 2012
After many years of singing lush Ladino melodies, Ljuba Davis finally preserves her music in a timeless album, East and West (6/12/12). The Ljuba Davis Ladino Ensemble present their songs with little tugs of musical dominance, which differs from what most would envision as the typical Judaeo-Spanish style.
Led by bouzuki master, Avram Pengas, Davis' ensemble is made up of some of New York’s top Greek, Arab, and Jewish musicians. Their lush Middle-Eastern melodies beautifully compliment Davis' joyous, yet dynamic, voice with an acoustic richness.
New York City based musicians accompanying Ljuba and performing traditional Ladino, Sephardic and Ancient Hebrew Melodies.
There are two CDs in this album: VOCAL which features Ljuba and the Band together; and INSTRUMENTAL, the same music, but without the lead vocal.