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The Jubilee 15th Jewish Culture Festival – Singer's Warsaw
International and multicultural. Stars and young artistic discoveries. 25 August - 2 September 2018

Extremely lavish, full of stars and young artists. 9 days of the cultural feast, more than 200 events, over 250 artists from Poland and other corners of the world. Every year the areas surrounding Grzybowski Square, the Synagogue and Próżna Street become an epicenter of festival events. Our guests will come from Israel, USA, Germany, France, Denmark, Belgium, Spain and Japan. It is a multicultural feast!

Music - from cantors to the Japanese street marching band
As every year, we will host stars and young, original artists. The Festival will be inaugurated by the grand concert of cantors – Yaakov and Shulem Lemmer and choir Kolot Israel – in the Nożyk Synagogue. The Festival's finale will feature the show of the gripping and charismatic violinist, Ara Malikian. Malikian's concert is a show, a force of nature!

We will hear 9 concerts given by the outstanding Polish and international musicians. The Jubilee Festival will host and feature: Dominique Pifarély, Kenneth Dahl Knudsen's quintet (Denmark), Dorota Mi¶kiewicz with Atom Street Quartet. We will also hear Gary Gutman with Sasha Strunin, as well as Włodzimierz Nahorny, Marcin Wyrostek, Adam Bałdych, Mateusz Smoczyński, Ole¶ Brothers & Theo Jörgensmann and we will hear Jazz Band Młynarski-Masecki. We will have an opportunity to meet an unusual group from Japan Jinta-la-Mvta, and also MazicDuo, Sława Przybylska, Janusz Tylman, WoWaKin Trio.

Singer Theatre Festival
This year, the theatre program is particularly plentiful. We announce Yiddishpiel Theatre and their stage show “Only Fools Never Get Sad”. Also from Israel, we will be hosting Nephesh group who will present “Gimpel the Fool” and “Hana's Suitcase”. Warsaw’s Jewish Theatre will present the best currently played stage shows, including: “Ida Kamińska,” “The Last Son,” “Wiera Gran,” “Itzik's Midrash,” “Just Like the Old Cabaret,” “A Few Foreign Words in Polish,” “Kasrylevka Town”.

The versatility of Festival’s offer
In addition to concerts and theatre shows, the Festival will offer a great number of other kinds of events, including book promotions, meetings with artists, film screenings, cooking workshops, workshops for children, educational walks around Jewish Warsaw and many others.

30th Anniversary of the Shalom Foundation
The special appeal of this year’s Jewish Culture Festival Singer's Warsaw is additionally highlighted by the fact that its founder and organizer, Shalom Foundation, is celebrating this year the 30th anniversary. Headed by Gołda Tencer, the foundation is pursuing the mission of cultivating and promoting the Jewish tradition in Poland and its abundance. The Festival is one of the Foundation's most important ventures.


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