Welcome to She’Koyokh!
“amongst the finest klezmer ensembles on the planet”
She’Koyokh is a virtuosic, versatile and prize-winning band comprising seven expert musicians playing klezmer and traditional music from the Balkans and Turkey.
With four globally acclaimed albums, She’Koyokh has performed at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and festivals in Germany, Hungary, Cyprus, the Canary Islands, Norway and Poland. They have also played WOMAD, Glastonbury, London’s Southbank Centre, Aldeburgh’s Snape Proms and live sessions on BBC Radio.
She’Koyokh is a Yiddish word meaning “nice one!”
Our latest album, First Dance on Second Avenue, has been shortlisted for the Songlines World Music Awards 2018.
5***** The Evening Standard: “She’Koyokh are London’s best Balkan band”
5***** & Album Choice, fROOTS: “What makes She’Koyokh stand out? They’re all very, very good musicians”
4**** The Guardian: “One of the finest and most entertaining British-based exponents of global music”
4**** & Top of the World, Songlines: “A brilliant live ensemble”
4**** BBC Music Magazine: “Breathtaking instrumental skills.. great musicianship”
Çiğdem Aslan: Vocals
Susi Evans: Clarinet
Meg Hamilton: Violin
Živorad Nikolić: Accordion & Vocals
Matt Bacon: Guitar & Kaval
Paul Moylan: Double Bass
Christina Borgenstierna: Percussion
“Klezmer and Balkan masters, She’Koyokh, are instantly recognisable as the leaders in their genre.”
The Jewish Music Institute, London.