HOLOCAUST Memorial Day is marked with a concert by She-Koyokh at St Mary’s Church in Warwick on Tuesday (January 27).
The programme will range from the Judeo-Spanish songs of 1400 to late nineteenth and early twentieth century music the Jewish musicians, the klezmorin, were performing and which was in danger of disappearing with the Holocaust.
The music comes from various East European countries and Bulgaria, Serbia and Turkey play a central role, which is reflected in the international line-up of artists involved. There is also folk music and manouche, which is gypsy swing, as played by Django Reinhardt.
She’Koyokh is a Yiddish expression for “nice one” and the line up for Warwick consists of Cigdem Aslan vocals, Susi Evans clarinet, Meg Rosaleen Hamilton violin, Zivorad Nicolic accordion, Matt Bacon guitar, Paul Tkachenko double bass and vocals, with percussionists Guy Schalom and Christina Borgenstierna.
Before the concert, members of She’Koyokh will participate in the Leamington Music Education Programme, including workshops and school concerts.
Leamington Music Festival Director Richard Phillips said: “Ten years ago we always used to put on a Holocaust Memorial Day event with film, drama and music and She’Koyokh gave a memorable evening concert at The Dream Factory. So it is good to have the group back, with a number of exciting changes in its line-up.”
Tickets for the concert at St Mary’s, which begins at 7.30, are on sale at St Mary’s Church Giftshop, and online at www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk or by calling 01926 334418.