“One of the finest and most entertaining British-based exponents of global music” (The Guardian).

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She’Koyokh is an international virtuosic, versatile and prize-winning band comprising seven expert musicians. They offer a thrilling show featuring klezmer and traditional music from the Balkans and Turkey, with Istanbul-born vocalist Cigdem Aslan.

Highlights: Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and festivals in Germany, Hungary, Poland, Cyprus, Spain, the Canary Islands and Norway; WOMAD UK, WOMAD Fuerteventura, Sziget and Pannonica Festivals; Fundación Juan March Madrid, London’s Southbank Centre, Aldeburgh’s Snape Proms and live sessions on BBC Radio.

Line Up:
Çiğdem Aslan: Vocals
Susi Evans: Clarinet
Meg Hamilton: Violin
Živorad Nikolić: Accordion & Vocals
Matt Bacon: Guitar & Kaval
Paul Moylan: Double Bass
Christina Borgenstierna: Percussion

Label: World Music Network

Touring their fourth album, ‘First Dance on Second Avenue’, released by World Music Network’s Riverboat Records, She’Koyokh starts out in 1950s New York featuring klezmer, virtuosic Balkan dances and soulful songs from Albania, Armenia and Bulgaria, finishing up in a Turkish sauna, via Serbian villages and Romanian mountains.

Album Reviews
"First Dance on Second Avenue"

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"

“One of the very best klezmer and Balkan bands around”
Suzy Klein, BBC Radio 3, In Tune

“In the UK is a growing number of klezmer bands and I would say, ahead of the pack, is She’Koyokh”
Max Reinhardt, BBC Radio 3, Late Junction

Dit is niet alleen ‘UK’s finest’ maar behoort zeker ook tot de wereldtop. (Ton Maas, Netherlands)

Jyotsna Srikanth & She'Koyokh:
"Bangalore, Balkans and Bagels"

She’Koyokh is also proud to present a collaboration with Europe’s foremost South Indian violinist, the mesmerising Jyotsna Srikanth (showcasing at Womex 2017), inspired by the musical traditions and trade routes from India to the Balkans. Through their own distinct musical languages, they bring together a caravan of Eastern European sounds spiced with soulful Ashkenazi, Sephardic and Indian Jewish melodies, Carnatic improvisation, original compositions, Gypsy themes and South Indian rhythms laden with Balkan fire.

participating in

  • WOMEX 2018
  • WOMEX 2017


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