‘Amongst the finest klezmer ensembles on the planet.’ The Australian ★★★★★
She’Koyokh are one of London’s musical treasures, performing the rich folk traditions of Jewish Eastern Europe, Turkey and the Balkans, the music fiery and emotional, the gorgeous songs lyric and virtuosic.
In concert, this prize-winning and impressively multinational band are never less than brilliant, weaving a rich tapestry of intricate, kaleidoscopic melodies, rambunctious rhythms and stunning and soulful song.
This award-winning band has a 18-year history as ‘a brilliant live ensemble’ (Songlines Magazine), and a reputation for being ‘the best klezmer and Balkan music band in the UK’ (Evening Standard). She’Koyokh has toured the world, won numerous international awards – and released four critically acclaimed albums.
Absorbing and performing the rich folk music traditions of Jewish Eastern Europe, Turkey and the Balkans, She’Koyokh’s shows bring together the stunning polyphonic melodies and intricate rhythms of Bulgaria, treasured tunes from Serbian villages and exhilarating Gypsy dances from Romania as well as soulful Sephardic songs and klezmer music from the Jewish diaspora. Added to the mix are Albanian folk songs popular in southern Kosovo, beautiful Armenian songs and Yiddish swing numbers from 1950s New York.
She’Koyokh is a Yiddish word meaning ‘nice one!’
★★★★ ‘One of the finest and most entertaining British-based exponents of global music.’ The Guardian
Here’s a clip of the group playing in Malvern last November: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I__OrxJ40Y4&ab_channel=shekoyokh