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KCRW: Rhythm Planet likes new Sultans of String album and its pair up with Israeli singer Yasmin Levy

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The new Sultans of String release; ‘Refuge,' Produced by Chris McKhool and John ‘Beetle' Bailey features; McKhool: violin, viola, ChinCello, vocals, Kevin Laliberté: nylon, steel & electric guitars, vocals Eddie Paton: high strung acoustic guitar, vocals, Drew Birston: electric & acoustic bass, Moog Synth, vocals Rosendo ‘Chendy' León: drums, percussion, vocals Turkish String Session: Gündem Yayli Grubu

KCRW: Los Angeles 'Rhythm Planet' likes the new Sultans of String album with its many styles of music and guest artists, and loves the pair up with Israeli singer Yasmin Levy on the track "Asi Soy (This is Me)."

With lyrics by Yasmin Levy, and Music by Chris McKhool, Kevin Laliberté, Drew Birston, Arr. by Sultans of String, with Levy on vocals, additional Guests include; Gundem Yayli Grubu – Turkish strings, Marito Marques – kalimba.

Yasmin, of Sephardic decent says: "I am proud to combine the two cultures of Ladino and flamenco, while mixing in Middle Eastern influences. I am embarking on a 500-year-old musical journey, taking Ladino to Andalusia and mixing it with flamenco, the style that still bears the musical memories of the old Moorish and Jewish-Spanish world with the sound of the Arab world. In a way it is a ‘musical reconciliation' of history."