Oi Va Voi

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Oi Va Voi
Oi Va Voi Cambridge 2009.jpg
Oi Va Voi at a concert in Cambridge, September 2009
Background information
Origin London, England
Genres Alternative
Years active 2000–present
Labels Outcaste, V2
Associated acts Spengler, Galliano, KT Tunstall, Haylie Ecker
Website [1]
Members Josh Breslaw
Matt Jury
Steve Levi
Michael Vinaver
David Orchant
Past members Nik Ammar
Sophie Solomon
Lemez Lovas
Katie Birtill

Oi Va Voi is a British band that takes its name from a Yiddish-derived exclamation popular in modern Hebrew meaning, approximately, "Oh, dear!" It is an experimental band from London, England, which formed in the late 1990s. Their sound draws on Jewish music from both the Ashkenazic and Sephardic traditions, including both klezmer and Judaeo-Spanish music, as well as Eastern European, especially Hungarian folk music, as well as contemporary electronic music.

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  • "7 Brothers" (2003)
  • "Refugee" (2004)
  • "Yesterday's Mistakes" (2004)
  • "Yuri" (2007)
  • "Every Time" (2009)


  • Oi Va Voi won an Edison award for Album of the Year 2004 Netherlands
  • Oi Va Voi was nominated for the BBC Awards for World Music 2003 in the Boundary Crossing category.

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