Award-Winning Klezmer Band
“one of the finest and most entertaining British-based exponents of global music” The Guardian
She’Koyokh is a Yiddish word meaning “nice one!”. Starting out in London’s East End in 2001 as a popular street band, She’Koyokh was established with the support of a Millennium Award from the Jewish Music Institute and quickly graduated to performing internationally.
In 2008 the band were awarded first prize at the International Jewish Music Festival in the Netherlands and in 2012 were nominated for Best Group in the Songlines World Music Awards. As well as TV appearances, live sessions and frequent airplay on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune, World on 3 and Late Junction they have performed at festivals such as Glastonbury, Cheltenham, WOMAD UK and Fuerteventura (Canary Islands), Kypria (Cyprus), Sziget (Hungary), Jewish music festivals in Germany and Poland and at the famous Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
In March 2017 She’Koyokh released their fourth album, First Dance on Second Avenue, on World Music Network’s Riverboat Records to critical acclaim, receiving 5 star reviews in the Evening Standard, 5 stars and ‘Album Choice’ in fROOTS, 4 stars in the Guardian, 4 stars and ‘Top of the World’ in Songlines and 4 stars in BBC Music Magazine. The band’s previous albums are Wild Goats and Unmarried Women (2014 Riverboat), Buskers’ Ballroom (2011 ARC Music) and Sandanski’s Chicken (2007 ARC Music).