Home / Music / Album Reviews / Ljuba Davis Ladino Ensemble

Ljuba Davis Ladino Ensemble

East and West

Jul. 3, 2012
Google plus Linkedin Pinterest
After the Sephardic Jews were expelled from Spain by the Inquisition, they scattered widely, but especially they made their way toward the Eastern Mediterranean. The rich Sephardic tradition of song, with its many points of contact with the music of Greece, the Balkans and North Africa, is given full play on East and West. Disc one features the radiant, powerful voice of Ljuba Davis, a veteran in the revival of Jewish music going back to the '60s, while disc two is comprised of instrumental versions of the same songs, whose sources are varied. Powered by thrumming string bass and led by the glistening jangle of oud, bouzouki and Spanish guitar, the ensemble's performances are hypnotic and intense.

Poll

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele has the power to appoint a commissioner to privatize primarily black and Latino Milwaukee Public Schools in a turnaround district. Will this privatization plan improve student performance?

Getting poll results. Please wait...