AN AWARD-WINNING international band comprised of seven expert musicians will perform at two venues in Dorset in November.

She'Koyokh have spent 17 years exploring the rich folk music traditions of Jewish Eastern Europe, Turkey and the Balkans, and their performance will bring together the instruments and melodies of these cultures. The show will feature tunes from Serbian villages and Gypsy dances from Romania, alongside Albian folk popular in southern Kosovo and soulful Sephardic songs.

She'Koyokh have appeared on both television and radio, including live sessions on BBC Radio 3's In Tune and World on 3, and have performed at festivals such as Glastonbury, Cheltenham and WOMAD. The band were awarded first prize in the International Jewish Music Festival in Amsterdam in 2008, and have been shortlisted twice for Best Group in the Songlines World Music Awards.

The band's performance will include a mix of violin, accordion, clarinet, double bass, guitar and percussion, as well as vocals from the highly acclaimed Turkish singer, Cigdem Aslan.

She'Koyokh will perform at Buckland Newton Village Hall on Saturday, November 23, at 7.30pm, and at Cranborne Cecil Memorial Hall on Sunday, November 24, at 4pm.

Ahead of their concert in Buckland Newton, She'Koyokh will lead a Balkan Circle Dancing workshop from 4pm to 6pm, teaching line and circle dances from Jewish Eastern Europe and the Balkans. Places must be booked in advance by contacting 01300 345455.

Tickets for the concerts are £10-£12 for adults, depending on the venue, and £7-£8 for under-18s. To book, visit