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Family Day Program

You can come with the whole family this Sunday. We will host our special Family Day starting from 12:30. You can come earlier and enjoy a real “Mokum” (Yiddish name for Amsterdam) lunch hosted by the renowned Sandwichshop Meijer. While the parents enjoy a workshop Yiddish singing with Vira Lozinsky the children have a program […]

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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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Ensembles Competing part 1

Ensembles From Around The World Participate in the 5th Concours of The International Jewish Music Festival 2017. Here is an introduction: Ancient Groove, led by Roy Zakai and Ofer Ronen, brings a unique air to the Jewish music scene. Zakai and Ronen are both Israeli based guitarists, Zakai with a classical background and Ronen from […]

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Vira Lozinsky Special Guest at IJMF

Vira Lozinsky, Winner of IJMF2012 and one of today’s outstanding Yiddish singers will be performing as special guest at each of the quarter finals on May 4th and 5th. Vira blends her singing with a variety of musical styles from East European folk (Klezmer, Gypsy, Romanian, Russian) to South American Tangos. Her repertoire includes new […]

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Sephardic Winner 2017 Will Perform in Cordoba Spain

A major Award has been added to the Awards and Prizes of the IJMF2017. The International Festival of Sephardic Music in Cordoba, Spain will present this award to our Sephardic Winner 2017 and will invite this ensemble to give a performance during the final day of their festival, on June 10th, 2017 in Cordoba. The […]

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Yoed Sorek To Bring Moving Sima’s Songs

On Thursday evening, May 4th, the winner of the IJMF2014 Yiddish award, Yoed Sorek, will perform his concert “”Sima’s Songs””, a collection of famous Yiddish melodies based on the book his grandmother, Sima, wrote in the Ghetto of Vilna. Yoed will read parts of this moving book and sing the famous Yiddish songs from that […]

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Shiri Maimon To Give Special Concert

At the Grand Finale on May 8th, Israel’s superstar Shiri Maimon will give a special concert. It marks the first time ever that she performs in The Netherlands. Shiri has not only been extremely successful as singer and performer but also as leading star in musicals (Evita and The Band), as presenter and judge of […]

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Jules van Hessen is the Chairman of the Jury IJMF2017

With expertise that includes commandeering some three dozen renowned orchestras and opera houses around the world, award-winning Dutch-based musician and orchestral leader Jules van Hessen (Jury Chair and Honorary Chairman of the IJMF) also offers career experience as a CD and DVD recording artist, lecturer and radio host. He has served as Artistic Director of […]

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Bob Zimmerman is our 4th IJMF Jury Member

Bob Zimmerman has been involved as a composer and an arranger in numerous theatre, television, CD and movie productions. Amongst others he wrote the arrangement of Piazzolla’s tango Adiós Nonino, played at the wedding of Dutch crown prince Willem-Alexander and crown princess Máxima. He is one of the house arrangers of the world famous Metropole […]

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Shura Lipovsky joins the IJMF2017 Jury

The third distinguished jury member IJMF2017 who can be announced is Shura Lipovsky Shura Lipovsky, who is known worldwide as one of the experts in Jewish Music and played a vital role in the revival of the Yiddish song repertoire joins our IJMF jury also for the 2017 concours. As a singer, a story teller […]

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