Jewish revival band and theatre ensemble Mostly Kosher are the winners of the latest World Music Network Battle of the Bands with ‘Ikh Hob Dikh Tsufil Lib’ from their self-titled debut
Led by clarinetist, pianist and singer Leeav Sofer, Mostly Kosher are a Jewish revival band based in southern California. Their music blends traditional klezmer melodies with Latin jazz, Afro-Cuban and hip-hop. Their debut album was released in October 2014 and includes the winning track ‘Ikh Hob Dikh Tsufil Lib’, a Yiddish classic originated from Alexander Olshanetsky’s musical comedy Der Katerinshtshik (The Organ-Grinder).
From a shortlist taken from world music fans’ most popular artists, Mostly Kosher were awarded the top spot by a panel of judges, with the Polish band Trzy Dni Później (Three Days Later) and North African fusion band Gabacho Maroconnection as runners-up.
Find out more about Mostly Kosher and listen to the winning track below.