We're delighted to invite to St Ethelburga's on Friday Mar 19th
Award winning Klezmer ensemble; She'Koyokh
She���Koyokh is London���s award-winning klezmer ensemble performing Eastern European and Balkan folk music at international festivals and concert halls, on BBC television and radio while keeping it real at weddings and on the streets. Bringing a fresh, energy to an extensive repertoire ranging from exhilarating Bulgarian and Turkish music to soulful Ashkenazi melodies from the villages in Poland, Romania and the Ukraine. Since their Southbank debut at London���s Queen Elizabeth Hall in 2004 when She���Koyokh premiered a klezmer concerto by Jewish composer Rohan kriwaczek, the ensemble has toured the UK and internationally. Highlights include the Jewish Cultural Festivals in Krakow and in Munich, Glastonbury Festival, the Edinburgh Festival, Buskers��� Bern, the Concertgebau in Amsterdam. She���Koyokh was awarded first prize at Amsterdam���s International Jewish Music Festival competition in 2008.
She'Koyokh's first album, Sandanski���s chicken is released on the ARC label. The second album, Buskers��� Ballroom, launched in 2009, is dedicated to the founding member and accordionist, Jim Marcovitch (1974 ���2008). ���The band���s personality shines through in the sophisticated arrangements, interplay and solos��� Songlines magazine
"The truest expression of a people is in its dances and in its music"
From traditional ethnic music to foreign language pop music, the phrase "World Music" covers a lot of ground. From Reggae to Ragas, Celtic to Klezmer, Salsa to Paris Cafe, world music pretty much encompasses everything that doesn't fit comfortably into an typical 'Top 40' pop chart.
All in all, world music is considered just plain music to the vast majority of people in the world. Music is universal, and to discover the music of a culture is to discover the culture as a whole.
This group is primarily for fans of world music to get together and enjoy concerts, performances and other music-related events in and around London. Musicians / artists / performers are also welcome to promote their work, share resources, etc. via the message board / group profile.