“They are one of the most interesting bands on the Sephardic live music scene, exploring a little-known musical repertoire on the fringes of Ottoman and Habsburg Empire.”
“For me it is the intricate, ethnic percussive rhythms that prove the ultimate tantalising draw, urging your body to move in time to the exotic sounds that Shira U'tfila create with such effortlessness composure. The singing here is first rate -- no trite embellishments or histrionics to be heard, just the raw and honest fervour of everyday voices, telling their everyday tales. From start to finish this group really creates an intoxicating blend!”
"...It's refreshing to encounter a group who come mostly from the former Yugoslavia. Led by Stefan Sablic, A serbian, they have an eclectic and accomplished performing style, spiced up by an Indian percussionist. The mainly Balkan backing group add a wealth of Mediterranean instruments including darabuka, kaval, qanun and riq. Try the heady mix of sacred and profane in the first four tracks on this disc I dare you disagree."
Dennis Marks, Review of the CD "Sephardic Songs from the Balkans"