Welcome to She’Koyokh!
“amongst the finest klezmer ensembles on the planet”
Hailed as “one of London’s musical treasures, playing the best Balkan and klezmer music in Britain” (Evening Standard), we have spent over a decade absorbing the rich folk music traditions of Jewish Eastern Europe, Turkey and the Balkans.
Our evolution spans the origins of busking at East London’s Columbia Road flower market to performing in the famous concert halls of Europe including Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, the Gasteig in Munich and London’s Southbank Centre. In 2008 we were awarded first prize in the International Jewish Music Festival, Amsterdam, and in 2012 were nominated for Best Group in the Songlines World Music Awards. As well as TV appearances and live sessions on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune and World on 3, we have performed at festivals such as Glastonbury, Cheltenham, WOMAD and Sziget (Budapest). Our 4th studio album is due for release in early 2017 with World Music Network.
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.