She’koyokh (east In East)

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Wormfood presents:

SHEKOYOKH live klezmer + balkan
JAMIE RENTON (chillifried) tunes from E.Europe + E.London
ENGLAND vs UKRAINE
... free entry

 

East London's award-winning multi-arts venue Richmix are putting on the superb East in East festival to co-incide with the European Championships in Poland + Ukraine.

 

Watch the football on a big screen followed by free live music!

 

Tuesday 19th June is England vs Ukraine,

 

London's premier global partystarters Wormfood welcome SHEKOYOKH, hailed as "Britain's best klezmer and Balkan music band" (Songlines) and winners of the Netherlands' International Jewish Music Festival competition, She'Koyokh's evolution spans the humble origins of busking at East London's Columbia Road flower market to performing in the famous concert halls of Europe including Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, the Gasteig in Munich and London's Purcell Room.

 

She'Koyokh is a Yiddish expression meaning "nice one!" The band started out ten years ago playing klezmer music – the wedding music of Eastern European Jewish communities. They soon became fascinated by Gypsy music and folk music of the Balkans, traveling to Romanian, Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey to study with master musicians. A decade on, they are performing a thrilling mix of songs, folk tunes and wedding dances from practically every Eastern European country you can think of and have been nominated as 'Best Group' in the Songlines Music Awards 2012.

 

Jamie Renton (www.chillifried.com) is a London-based globalbeat DJ, promoter and journalist. As a DJ he has played at the Glastonbury Festival, Dingwalls, The Roundhouse, Cargo, Big Chill Bar, Guanabara, 93 Feet East, Notting Hill Arts Club, The Albany and the Musicport Festival, alongside the likes of Felix Buxton (Basement Jaxx), Bobby Friction, Jerry Dammers, Gaz Mayall, Charlie Gillett, Verity Sharp and Ross Allen, as well as regularly hosting stages at Celebrating Sanctuary and the Thames Festival.

 

He has written for a number of publications including The Guardian, The Independent, Songlines, The Beat and The Encyclopaedia of Popular Music and is a regular contributor to fRoots and Straight No Chaser. He has interviewed a wide range of artists including Damon Albarn, Gotan Project, Taj Mahal, Ozomatlu, Steve Earl and members of The Buena Vista Social Club and has written sleevenotes for albums by Los De Abajo and Fantazia.

 

More info on the rest of the festival here: http://www.richmix.org.uk/enews/eflyer/east-in-east-festival-overview/


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