International Festival of klezmer music unites Jews in Lviv

Source : 112 Ukraine

“Jews for peace unity of Ukraine” is the motto of the Festival
18:16, 11 August 2015


VII International Festival of Jewish music “LvivKlezFest – 2015”, which takes place August 1-30 in Lviv, culminates with a gala concert featuring world-famous stars of klezmer music from Israel, Argentina, Germany, Poland, USA, and Ukraine.

The State of Israel this year will represent two projects. OyDivision - old friends of Lviv residents, well known from the previous music events, will come to Lviv city. A joined project of Israel-US-Ukrainian musicians, leaded by violinist Eyal Shiloach is to appear on festival stage for the first time. Eyal Shiloach is a virtuoso-violinist, the main organizer of the world-renowned klezmer festival in. Safed, Israel.


The guests will have a wonderful opportunity to become acquainted with Jewish customs, traditions, song, and dance, to taste delicious Jewish cuisine, to dance to Jewish folk music, and to make hand-made souvenirs in special workshops.

The organizers of the event are American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, U.S. Government, Israel Cultural Center, German and Argentina Embassy, Lviv Philharmonic, Genesis Philanthropy Group, Center of Urban History of East Central Europe, Charities for Foundation, and Lviv City Council.


Related: "Synagogue space" project: Lviv reveals its Jewish history

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