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The Jerusalem International Klezmer Festival

Dozens of klezmer players from around the world will take the stage in a variety of rare and impressive singing and musical performances, August 14-19.
The festival introduces an innovative concept designed to awaken klezmer music through the participation of young, modern artists performing new works with the old, traditional klezmer.  There will be seven days of performances at different venues around the city, with this year’s festival focusing on performances in the city’s community councils.
Mayor Moshe Lion: “This summer, Jerusalem is packed with diverse events from all areas of culture, music and art, including festivals, performances by the best singers from Israel and the world, and now the Klezmer Festival. This is a traditional and original music festival that connects the past and the present, Israeliness and Judaism, and Jerusalem is the natural place for it. I invite everyone to come and enjoy this special music.”
The First Station will host the festival on Monday, 19.8, 20:30 – entrance is free. In the special show will participate:
International accordion virtuoso Emil Ivinder
Singer Yishai Seydoff
Yossi Pepo Levy
Clarinet artist Hanan Bar Sela
Gilad Katz


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