Sofia Kaikov


Sofia Kaikov is one of the most extraordinary voices of the extremely rare tradition of Bukarian Jews, a pearl of modal and epical singing.

There is a tradition among the Bukharian Jews that they trace their ancestry to the Lost Tribes of Israel.

Her late mother, Barno Iskhakova (Барно Исхакова) was a national artist and the first woman to sing this unique vocal tradition in the 20th century. She is considered as one of the most important singers of the Shash-maqam modal music of Central Asia in the 20th century.

Sofia is living today in Israel, Tel-Aviv, where she performs mainly within her community.