Kolsimcha – The World Quintet is a Swiss klezmer band. The band was founded in 1986 under the name Kol Simcha in Switzerland as a duo with Josef Bollag and David Klein. Their main interest being focused on the musical genre Klezmer, they played at weddings until their success grew and they started giving concerts. The name Kol Simcha (Kol: voice, Simcha: feast, joy) is taken from a blessing spoken at Jewish weddings and means literally "the voice of joy"
Kolsimcha recording "Finale 1st Act" from "Tevye" with Macedonian Radio Symphonic Orchestra. Kolsimcha and London Symphony Orchestra recording "Noah" at Abbey Road Studio 1. Kolsimcha and Sinfonieorchester Basel: Dance Suite from "Tevye" LIVE in the pit. Kolsimcha plays "Polka Zolka". more videos on our Youtube Channel.
Kol Simcha – Contemporary Klezmer. Genre: Folk, World, & Country. Contemporary Klezmer (CD, Album).
They later use the band name in one word as "Kolsimcha" (first release with this version in 2007). Also they use the alias "The World Quintet". Their music has been described as everything from "a new world music" (The Independent) to "anatomically impossible" (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)
Kol Simcha accomplishes this virtuoso performance with genius and humour.
|Hip Hip Hora||3:09|
|Long Live The Nigun||5:25|
|LK 93-048||Kol Simcha||Contemporary Klezmer (CD, Album)||Laika Records||LK 93-048||Switzerland||1993|
|KS 02-93||Kol Simcha||Contemporary Klezmer (CD, Album)||Not On Label (Kol Simcha Self-released)||KS 02-93||Switzerland||1993|