Don Kipper

Don Kipper are a multi award-winning 7-piece ensemble playing and transforming a wide range of traditional musical forms reflecting the cultural diversity of North East London, from Turkish Fasıl and Greek Rebetiko to Romani music and Klezmer.  While the band attempts to root themselves deeply in the traditions that surround them, they seek to explore radical interpretations and taut arrangements full of complex harmonies, rhythms and imaginative improvisation. Since 2013, they have released two albums, been featured on BBC Introducing and the BBC World Service, played two European Tours, and won the titles of both the Moshe Beregovski Award for best Klezmer Newcomers and World Music Network’s Battle of the Bands. They have extensive experience playing at UK and European festivals, and venues such as King’s Place, The Southbank Centre and Rich Mix in London, and are acclaimed for our high octane shows that will make your feet think and your brain dance! If you like the Amsterdam Klezmer Band, Taraf De Haïdouks, or Balkan Beat Box you’ll love Don Kipper!

Don Kipper are available to play their regular material (Greek/Turkish/Roma/Balkan/Klezmer music) in different combinations from a 7-piece down to a 4-piece, and can provide traditional Klezmer material in combinations down to a duo. 

“Sure to send shivers down your spine”    

Songlines

“So tight it sounds like one divine entity is playing the band”

Max Reinhardt, Late Junction - BBC Radio 3

“Unbridled musical passion & virtuosic mastery”

DJ Ritu, A World in London - Resonance FM

Here's our second music video, it's a frenzied, furious, and often funny take on a Klezmer Klassic, if you're still dancing like this at your Golden Wedding you've lived the good life!