People You Should Listen To: Azam Ali

I’ve been listening non-stop the past two weeks to the music of Azam Ali, an Indian/Persian vocalist who is gifted with one of the most ethereal, transporting voices I believe I’ve ever heard.  Ali specializes in sacred music and sings them in a dizzying variety of languages.

You should give a listen – a great place to start would be her first solo album, “Portals of Grace,” which combines Judeo-Spanish and Arabic songs with medieval songs from France, Galicia, Brittany and Sweden. (!)

Click above to hear Ali’s version of the Sephardic ballad “La Serena.” Sublime.

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