Sunday Buzz: Oysland
Award-winning group Oysland celebrate the multiculturalism of modern-day London by honouring the influence other cultures have had on the secular Ashkenazi musical tradition. With "compelling depth and authenticity" (DJ Ritu, Resonance FM) they re-imagine music from times past, exploring the connections between Klezmer and other co-territorial traditions.
Oysland explore the role this union has played in shaping Yiddish musical identity. Drawing on the Polish and Slovakian roots of its band members they delve into century-old lullabies, exuberant wedding dances and peculiar hay-making stories.
Equally adept at sharing soulful and intimate songs with an audience and at providing the music for a lively dance party, Oysland never fail to take audiences on a journey.
"Fabulous. Such a dynamic live band" (DJ Garth Cartwright, Of Princes amongst Men).
Oysland are winners of the World Music Network Battle of the Bands Winner 2017.