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The IJMF2017 YouTube Channel is Live

https://goo.gl/G68zHp Check out the best registered ensembles from all over the world for IJMF2017. Watch and listen to music in all kind of genres, Klezmer to Pop, Ladino to World, Sephardic to Reggae, HipHop to Classics, Ethnic to Yemenite. IJMF has received applications from a record number of artists from countries such as USA, Argentina, […]

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More Promotional Activities For Artists

More promotion than ever will be provided for contestants and winners alike. A special IJMF YouTube channel promoting new contestants and former winners will be launched in January 2017. But a number of new contestants have also entered a special IJMF YouTube competition by providing their most desirable video clip. Viewers, fans, friends, family can […]

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Special Activities During IJMF

In 2017 the International Jewish Music Festival will again organize many extra activities. The center of the event will be the international Jewish music competition. But there will also be a family day on May 7th in the Uilenburger Synagogue, with lots of activities for the entire family including special presentations, workshops, small concerts, open […]

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The International Jury Will Decide

A Jury comprising of Jewish Music specialists from around the globe will select the contestants invited for the competition in Amsterdam and award most of the prizes. Watch this space and/or our newsletters in the coming months, to learn who will be on the jury for IJMF2017. The Chairman of the jury will again be […]

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Faran Ensemble – Grand Prize Winners 2014

Grand Prize Winners  IJMF 2014 The Faran Ensemble members, Roy Smila, Gad Tidhar and Refael Ben Zichry were charmed by the magical sounds of the east and the wonderful combination of cultures carried by their instruments. Within all this time of playing, the three members searched for inspiration from the surrounding nature. Gad as a […]

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Limor Oved – Winner Audience Prize 2014

Winner Audience Price IJMF 2014 Limor Oved was born in Israel to her Syrian origin father and her Libyan origin mother. Limor began her study of classical music and classical singing. Later on, at the age of 19 she joined “Beit Zvi”, well known academy of theater arts in Israel and started working in the […]

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Yoed Sorek – Winner Yiddish Prize 2014

Winner Yiddish Music Prize Yoed Sorek was born in Jerusalem. As a child he sang as soloist with the Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by C. Abbado. He graduated from the Jerusalem Academy and the Royal Academy in the Hague as well as a master specialization in ensemble singing and directing from S. Cantorum, Basel. He is an […]

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Sarah Aroeste – Winner Sephardic Music Prize 2014

Winner Sephardic Music Prize 2014 Sarah Aroeste, winner of the Sephardic music prize at IJMF 2014, has spent the last 10 years bringing her contemporary style of original and traditional Ladino music to audiences around the world. Aroeste writes and sings in Ladino, the Judeo-Spanish dialect that originated from Spanish Jews after their expulsion from Spain […]

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La Mitomani – Winner Simcha Prize 2014

Delighted by the richness and diversity of Europe’s musical culture, five Polish students of the Royal Conservatory in The Hague decided to found the ensemble La Mitomani. Their repertoire consists of well-known melodies in their own arrangements, as well as improvised and illustrative music. Along with outstanding instrumental skills, the musicians have an innovative attitude […]

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