The London Klezmer Quartet takes you on a musical odyssey from the Baltic to the Black Sea and beyond. Moving audiences from toe-tapping to tears – and back again! – in moments, the band plays old and new traditional tunes that evoke the eastern European shtetls (towns) where Jewish musicians were an essential party of every celebration.
“A fantastic sound with inventive arrangements, virtuosity, exciting original tunes and soulful playing.” Songlines
Çiğdem Aslan & Bucimis Trio:
Çiğdem Aslan – voice
Susi Evans – clarinet/accordion
Matt Bacon – guitar/kaval
Christina Borgenstierna – tupan
Çiğdem Aslan and the Bucimis Trio are all members of She’Koyokh, “Britain’s best klezmer and Balkan band” (Evening Standard).
Bucimis Trio is London’s unique ensemble dedicated to performing traditional music from Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey. The multi-instrumentalist members have studied with masters at the Plovdiv Academy of Music in Bulgaria, and have collaborated with vocalists Çiğdem Aslan (Turkey), Angelina Kasabova (Bulgaria), Eugenia Georgieva (Bulgaria) and Dunya Botic (Greece/Serbia).
Çiğdem Aslan is an Istanbul-born singer who sings in many languages and regional styles. With a Kurdish Alevi background, she grew up with music pivotal to her culture and moved to London in 2003. Her debut solo album, which was released in 2013, won the German Record Critics Award and was in the top 10 of the European World Music Charts for many months.