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Doyna Duo

Moshlo, violin and Marko Deferri, button accordion

Doyna duo,  presents  a wide range of music from of Eastern European, Klezmer, Gypsy, French Musette, Brazillian styles and Argentine tango. The duo has established a reputation for lively, theatrical performances. 


The name Doyna refers to a style of lament from Romania and Moldovia and is synonymous with plaintive, and soulful melodies. The Doyna is often used as an introduction to joyous, sprightly klezmer dance melodies.


The interest in klezmer music with its multitude of interpretations has spread throughout the world. Its genesis came from the villages of Eastern Europe with influences from Balkan, Slavonic, Gypsy and Arabic sources.


Doyna duo, uses a traditional format of violin and accordion to explore this exotic blend of music. Moshlo’s roots in his East European heritage have resulted in a vibrant connection with the soul of klezmer. 


During 2010 Moshlo gave concerts in Slovenia with virtuoso accordionist, Marko Deferri, and also recorded 'Doyna – Tangoyna'. This CD captures the dynamic interplay between violin and accordion, and features arrangements by Moshlo and Marko  of traditional klezmer and tango melodies.

Beym Rebin

Siluetta Portena

Luna de Suburbia


With George Valenti at Woodford Folk Festival, 2009

© 2013 by Carla Thackrah. Photos by Chris Osbourne and Steve Swayne

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