Welcome to She’Koyokh!
“amongst the finest klezmer ensembles on the planet”
Songlines World Music Awards 2015
We have been nominated for Best Group in the Songlines World Music Awards 2015!
Voting is now closed. Fingers crossed!
Hailed as “one of London’s musical treasures, playing the best Balkan and klezmer music in Britain” (The Evening Standard), we have spent over a decade sponging up the rich folk music of Jewish Eastern Europe, Turkey and the Balkans.
Our evolution spans the humble 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. 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 and WOMAD. In 2014 we celebrated our barmitzvah – 13 years anniversary!
Cigdem Aslan: Vocals
Susi Evans: Clarinet
Meg Hamilton: Violin
Zivorad Nikolic: Accordion
Matt Bacon: Guitar
Paul Tkachenko: Double Bass & Vocals
Christina Borgenstierna: Percussion
(Ben Samuels: Mandolin)