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Album: Oi Va Voi, Travelling in the Face of the Globe, (Oi Va Voi Recordings)

This London band’s third album is undoubtedly their most focused and consistently engaging.

Klezmer and Balkan elements are integrated into sometimes epic and sometimes intimate songs, and new vocalist Bridgette Amofah brings a natural gravitas to proceedings. At times she sounds like a sweeter, more introspective Shirley Bassey, while still having enough presence to stand out against the sometimes raucous arrangements. Pleasingly reminiscent of Terry Hall and Mushtaq’s The Hour ofTwoLights.