Lebanese female artist singing in Andaluz / Ladino tradition. She also wrote several books on this style. A must for all people of Andalusian traditional culture. Transcended borders and transcends borders. Yasmyn Levy and Ghada Shbeir should have a gig on the Lebanese/Israeli border. Half the orchestra and audience in Israel, the other in Lebanon.
Maurice El Medioni and Roberto Rodriguez
Link on BBC
A 79 year old grand pianist, who learned boogy woogy from American GI in the 2nd world war and who is Algerian Jewish living in Marsaille and always shared a passion for Cuban music, and an Afro Cuban Percussionist interested in Jewish music. Superb!
Bob adds: Read more about him at the wonderful Benn loxu de taccu (1 & 2). And there's an MP3 or two at the bottom of this post.
More links: SoundRoots on violence, hybrid musics and Yiddish brass; on the sound of a Mediterranean without borders; and on K'naan(all include mp3s).