Kol Shira is a world music band based in Iowa City. We are known for our magnetic performances that encompass the rich diversity of international music. Our repertoire spans a wide variety of cultures, eras and musical styles. Audiences will hear songs from around the globe, including Russia, Romania, Cuba, Greece, Iraq, Yemen, Turkey, Spain, Egypt, Israel, Bosnia, Sudan, Romani (gypsy) communities, France, Italy, Brazil, and beyond. Kol Shira effortlessly blends the ancient through the modern musical traditions of many cultures, proving that world music can be both timeless and universal. Kol Shira has performed at festivals throughout Iowa, community events, local performance venues, Java House, The Englert Theater, university functions, fundraisers, wedding ceremonies, private receptions and more.