Oi Va Voi

Formed 1999.
Oi Va Voi

Biography

Oi Va Voi is a British band that takes its name from a Yiddish-derived exclamation popular in modern Hebrew meaning, approximately, "Oh, dear!" It is an experimental band from London, England, which formed in the late 1990s. Their sound draws on Jewish music from both the Ashkenazic and Sephardic traditions, including both klezmer and Judaeo-Spanish music, as well as Eastern European, especially Hungarian folk music, as well as contemporary electronic music.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Oi Va Voi

    Oi Va Voi 2007

    Reviewed by Robert Jackman
    Have the Klezmer-toting fusionists suffered from the loss of a certain well-known singer?
  2. Review of Laughter Through Tears

    Laughter Through Tears 2003

    Reviewed by Jack Smith
    'Technically, Oi's music is a subtle combination of klezmer (traditional...