Don Kipper are a multi award-winning 7-piece ensemble playing and transforming a wide range of traditional musical forms reflecting the cultural diversity of North East London, fromTurkish and Greek Folk Musics to Romani music and Klezmer. Separated from the shoal, two breakaway Kippers, The Tsvey Kipperim, Daniel Gouly and Josh Middleton, delve deeply in the neshama (spirit) of Jewish music. With wit, joy, and sadness in equal measure, they take an audience on an odyssey through the Dobridens, Terkishers, Freylekhs, and Zhoks at the very core of the Klezmer repertoire.
Through the intimate interplay between accordion and the clarinet, these two musicians explore the potentials that a deep working relationship, a shared love for the tradition, and a profound friendship can create.
“So tight it sounds like one divine entity is playing the band” Max Reinhardt, Late Junction – BBC Radio 3
“Sure to send shivers down your spine” Songlines
“Spectacular” Mary Ann Kennedy, World on 3
“Unbridled musical passion & virtuosic mastery” DJ Ritu, A World in London – Resonance FM