About the show
Gabrielle Messeder plays some tracks from the World City Music Village compilation, and speaks to klezmer ensemble She’Koyokh about their involvement in this year’s festival. She’Koyokh started out in London as enthusiastic buskers a decade ago. Even then, their infectious blend of Gypsy and Balkan music stopped people in their tracks. Now they’ve moved from street corners to playing at international festivals, wild dance parties and weddings, always looking to jam with other musicians wherever they go. Innovative interpretations of this beautiful new music won the band first prize in a competition hosted by Amsterdam’s International Jewish Music Festival in 2008. At this year’s World City Music Village festival, She’Koyokh will perform Eastern European Jewish and Balkan dance music, haunting Gypsy anthems and Sephardic love songs.