KOL COLÉ – GERMANY
NEW FACETS OF JEWISH MUSIC
Shout unto the Lord, all the earth; break forth and sing for joy, yea, sing praises.
Sing praises unto the Lord with the harp; with the harp and the voice of melody.
With trumpets and sound of the horn shout ye before the King, the Lord.
Musicians from Ukraine, Moldova, Syria and Germany founded Kol Colé in Cologne to showcase their love for the Jewish and oriental music of eastern Europe. Each musician in the group has his or her own musical background. Together, they create a new and lively form of music, based on the traditions of klezmer, Russian folk songs, tangos and Jewish songs, old Sephardic and Hebrew songs and Syrian music accompanied by the qanun. This learned and playful blend enriches their own compositions based on Jewish and Eastern tradition.
Kol Colé concerts lead the audience into hidden countries and forgotten times, into the Jewish shtetl, the Ukranian countryside and medieval Andalusia, always searching for the harmonious coexistence of Jewish, Muslim and Christian music.