OI VA VOI
WEDDING AND PARTy band
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The group features some of the UK's top Klezmer musicians playing sounds of the old world with their trademark energy, pathos and joy. The triumphant trumpet, crying violin and laughing clarinet all weaving lines that take the listener and dancer on an emotional journey. Oi Va Voi's musical roots lie in klezmer, the instrumental music originally played by Jewish musicians in Eastern Europe in the late nineteenth and twentieth century. Klezmer music has influenced many of the melodies and styles of their much loved songs.
Formed at the dawn of the millennium by six young Londoners with diverse musical roots, Oi Va Voi made an instant impact with their debut album, Laughter Through Tears which was a double winner at the BBC Radio 3 World Music and was listed in The New York Times Top 10 albums of the year. The album also launched the career of guest vocalist KT Tunstall.
The band has gone on to record another three studio albums to widespread critical acclaim, which lead to sell-out shows across Europe, The US, Russia, Turkey, Israel, and memorable appearances at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Glastonbury and WOMAD.
Having long been standard bearers of musical exploration and artistic integrity, Their unique blend of traditional Jewish, Eastern European and Balkan instrumentation with modern song writing rooted in their urban surroundings, have established the band as a leading light in modern crossover music. They have performed at some of the most prestigious venues and festivals in the world and continue to release music that pushes the boundaries and perform shows with explosive energy to the delight of audiences around the world.