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Klezmer

She’Koyokh is London’s award-winning klezmer ensemble performing Ashkenazi Jewish, Eastern European, Balkan and Turkish folk music everywhere they can: from international festivals via weddings to street corners.

Welcome to JMI Radio! Our third podcast features Canadian singer/songwriter/accordionist Geoff Berner, who mixes klezmer, eastern european folk music and punk. Join us for tales of Romanian adventures, heavy drinking, Jewish subculture and subversion!

Visit http://geoffberner.com/ for more music and tour dates.

Watch this space for more features of local and international artists working within the Jewish music spectrum.

Welcome to JMI Radio. Our first podcast features the London-based She'koyokh Klezmer Ensemble. "Britain's best klezmer and Balkan music band" Simon Broughton, Songlines.
www.shekoyokh.co.uk
http://www.myspace.com/shekoyokh
Both albums, Buskers' Ballroom and Sandanski's Chicken, are available from www.arcmusic.co.uk.

Watch this space for more features of local and international artists working within the Jewish music spectrum.

In this episode, Listen Local explores the world of klezmer with the SOAS Klezmer Ensemble. Violeta Ruano presents this show and is joined by five members of the ensemble, who together discuss topics including the history of the genre, performance techniques and the current klezmer scene in London. Sit back and enjoy... Shalom!

Tribute to Charlie Gillett featuring a few of the artists he championed, brought to our attention. The music spans from rhythm and Blues through to contemporary British klezmer via Fado, souped up balkan field recordings and classic african soukous.

Laoise kicks off the Jewish Music Institute Programme with music from the renowned Klezmatics, the 'Whisky Rabbi' Jeff Berner and Argentinian duo Lerner and Moguilevsky.

DJ Rita Ray returns to the Open Air studio after a three week trip to East Africa where she attended the Sauti Za Busara festival in Zanzibar. Unsurprisingly, this episode has a heavy East African flavour, featuring music from Msondo Ngoma -- East Africa's longest running band, as well as taarab from Zanzibar, and music from the Comoros Islands, and Kenya.

Check out the 2009 Sauti Za Busara festival at http://www.busaramusic.org/