Yasmin Levy sings Adio Kerida

Adio Kerida (Spanish: “Adios, querida”, English translation: “Goodbye, beloved”) is a Sephardic song. Here is a beautiful version sung by Israeli singer-songwriter Yasmin Levy. Levy’s father, Isaac Levy is credited as one of the writer of the song’s lyrics. The song is from Yasmin Levy’s 2007 album Mano Suave.

Here is the live version. Yasmin Levy sings Adio Kerida with the Turkish singer Kubat. Recorded in a concert in Istanbul, Turkey.

Yasmin Levy

Yasmin Levy (born December 23, 1975 in Jerusalem) is of Sephardic descent from the city of Izmir, Turkey. Her late father, Yitzhak (Isaac) Levy (1919–1977), was a composer and hazzan (cantor), as well as a pioneer researcher into the long and rich history of the Ladino music and culture of Spanish Jewry and its diaspora, being the editor of the Ladino language magazine Aki Yerushalayim.

With her distinctive and emotive style, Yasmin Levy has brought a new interpretation to the medieval Judeo-Spanish (Ladino) song by incorporating more “modern” sounds of Andalusian flamenco and Persian, as well as combining instruments like the darbuka, oud, violin, cello, and piano.

Adio Kerida Lyrics (Ladino)

Lyrics: Isaac Levy/Oshik Levy/Roni Eran
Music: Ladino Folk

Adio,
Adio Querida,
No quero la vida,
Me l’amagrates tu,

Tu madre cuando te pario
Y te quito al mundo
Coracon ella no te dio
Para amar segundo,

Adio,
Adio Querida,
No quero la vida,
Me l’amagrates tu,

Va, busacate otro amor,
Aharva otras puertas,
Aspera otro ardor,
Que para mi sos muerta

English translation

Goodbye,
goodbye beloved,
I don’t want to live
the life that you made miserable.

When your mother delivered you
and brought you to the world
she did not give you a heart
to love with….

Goodbye,
goodbye beloved,
I don’t want to live
the life that you made miserable.

I’ll go look for another love,
knock on other ports
in hope there is a true hope,
because for me you are dead.

Yasmin Levy sings Adio Kerida with the Turkish singer Kubat
Yasmin Levy sings Adio Kerida with the Turkish singer Kubat.

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