Kroke

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KROKE is a Polish instrumental ensemble of world music. The band's name in Yiddish means Kraków.

The band was founded in 1992 by three friends and graduates of the Academy of Music in Kraków. Initially, they were associated with klezmer music with strong Balkan influences. Currently, their work draws inspiration from a variety of ethnic music and sounds of the Orient (especially on the album Seventh Trip), combining these with jazz to create their own distinctive style.

In addition to their own projects, KROKE have also recorded albums with artists such as Nigel Kennedy, Edyta Geppert, Maja Sikorowska and Tindra.

One of their songs, "The Secret of the Life Tree", features on the soundtrack of David Lynch's 2006 film Inland Empire.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 Klezmer Acoustic Music Kroke 1
1995 Klezmer Acoustic Music: Trio Kroke 1
1996 Trio Kroke 2
1997 Eden Kroke 1
1999 The Sounds of the Vanishing World Kroke 2
2003 Ten Pieces To Save The World Kroke 2
2003 East Meets East Nigel Kennedy & The Kroke Band 1
2006 Śpiewam życie Edyta Geppert & Kroke 1
2007 Seventh Trip Kroke 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Live at the Pit Kroke 1
2004 Quartet: Live at Home Kroke 1

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