She’Koyokh & Jyotsna Srikanth: Bangalore, Balkans and Bagels
“The UK’s finest klezmer & Balkan band” (Evening Standard) team up with Europe’s foremost South Indian violinist, “a major instrumentalist of vision and imagination” (ROOTS), for a unique collaboration inspired by the musical traditions connecting India and Europe.
Through their own distinct musical languages, eight musicians create a caravan of sounds spiced with soulful Sephardic and Ashkenazi Jewish melodies, Gypsy themes, South Indian rhythms, Carnatic improvisation and original compositions.
Hailing from Bangalore, Jyotsna is Europe’s foremost Indian violinist. Her music illuminates the Carnatic musical tradition from South India. Jyotsna’s musical tutelage began at home guided by her mother, Ratna Srikantiah, a Carnatic vocalist and teacher. She later trained under R.R. Keshavamurthy and V.S. Narasimhan, making her professional debut at the age of nine. Jyotsna went on to have successful career in the film industry, playing on over two hundred South Indian cinematic soundtracks.