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The Astor Klezmer Trio touring Europe

The Astor Klezmer Trio, one of the final performers at IJMF2017 are embarking on a European tour. They have also been selected by the prestigious Flanders Festival in Belgium for 6 concerts: – April 25 in the beautiful Theatre Juan Bravo in Segovia in Spain – September 16 in Berelare, Belgium – September 22 in […]

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NANI: Andalusian Brew album released April 13th

Multi-talented Singer-Songwriter Noam Vazana presents her 3rd solo album: NANI: Andalusian Brew on April 13th 20:00, at the Paradiso, Amsterdam, with a tour in the NL and Europe. Noam’s grandmother spoke Ladino, an ancient language, preserved by only 150 families worldwide. Forbidden by her father to speak Ladino, the only means for Noam to communicate […]

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Audience Winners Sheine Ite Recording 1st Album

The winners of the IJMF2017 Audience Award, Finnish group Sheine Ite are recording their first album. Singer Jenny Liebkind is personally also involved with a project where 3 known Finnish female artists come together with music and dance from different cultures and faiths. Together with known gospel singer Reeta Vestman and famous Finnish Kurdish dancer […]

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Vira Lozinsky Recording New Yiddish Album

Vira Lozinsky, who was the overall winner at IJMF2012 has many things planned for 2018. She is preparing the recording of her new Yiddish album and will be performing at this year’s Montreal Chamber Music Festival, The Festival of Jewish Music in San Paolo, Brasil, The Lvov Jewish Festival in the Ukraine as well as […]

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MerkAz supporting IJMF2017 Winners

The MerkAz foundation in Utrecht, the Netherlands, has been a years-long enthusiastic supporter of our festival and has in past years organized concerts with a number of the IJMF winners and contestants. MerkAz is a foundation promoting Jewish culture in general and during the last 6 months MerkAz already held successful concerts with the IJMF […]

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Big Galut(e) Klezmer and Dance in the USA

Big Galut(e) misses Amsterdam, where they won the Simcha Award, but they have some exciting concerts coming up. This month of February, they perform The Tale of Monish at Cornell University and the State University of New York at Oneonta. This original theatrical work, inspired by the great Yiddish writer Isaac Leib Peretz, includes klezmer, tango, […]

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Nani Goes Global

Nani, winners of the Sephardic ‘Cordoba’ Award during IJMF2017 is touring extensively around the world. There are already 35 concerts booked in 2018 for Nani (Noam Vazana) and her musicians including the special performance as winners IJMF at the Cordoba Festival Internacional de Musica Sefardi which will take place on June 2nd. www.facebook.com/noamvazana But before that […]

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Simple Light: Catchy New Music

Menashe, the artist and creator behind Simple Light was one of our most enthusiastic performers at IJMF2017. He also won the special award from the jury for his rendition of the mandatory melody ‘Ani Ma’amin’ during our concours. Here is a new song by Simple Light called ‘Shine4Me‘: and for those who want to enjoy […]

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IJMF2017 Winners Sutzkever Project Crowdfunding

Sutzkever Project, our Grand Prize winners at the 2017 International Jewish Music Festival in Amsterdam need your support now in order to be able to produce their first album. The SUTZKEVER PROJECT’s CROWDFUNDING started ! Sutzkever Project is the piano / voice recital composed of Avrom SUTZKEVER’s poems set to music by Olivier MILHAUD and interpreted by the […]

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Which Ensembles Are Competing At IJMF2017

Many Artists are arriving in Amsterdam now for the IJMF Concours The following ensembles will start their quarter final presentations on May 4 and 5 in the Uilenburger Shul: Yemen Roots, Dance Of Fire Quartet, Astor Klezmer, Simple Light, Moishe Band, the Sutzkever Project, Sholem Aleichem, Diwan Al Banat, Jewish2Jazz, Ancient Groove, Big Galut(e), Sheine […]

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