«LvivKlezFest» in multinational Lviv
(October 16-18, 2009, Staroevreiska street )
During October 16-18, 2009 in Lviv will take place International Festival of Jewish music, dances and songs «LvivKlezFest» with participants from Ukraine, Poland, Russia, USA, Moldova.
Klez Fest music is music of Jewish bands, where musicians have no idea about music notation, but could incredibly precisely reflect beauties of Jewish soul. This genre of music originated in small villages.
This year event comes as wonderful possibility to bring back almost forgotten music culture and pay tribute to Lviv musicians, who were executed during World War II in ghettoes and Yaniv concentration camp. During several days Lvivites will get great chances to get acquainted with Klezmer music, dances and songs, as well as consort with participants – famous groups, dance bands and family choirs from Lviv, Kiev, Uzhgorod, Moscow, Saint-Petersbug, Rzeszów, Chişinău and state Iowa (USA).
As culmination of the event LvivKlezFest will come October 18, open air concert on the square behind Arsenal museum (Starojvreiska street), where starting from 13.00 and till late at night will perform Klezmer musicians from different countries, will be served traditional delicates of Jewish cuisine and arranged souvenir fair.
Organizers of the Festival – Lviv Regional Jewish Charitable Foundation “Hesed-Arieh” (Lviv) American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee» (Kiev), The Dutch Jewish Humanitarian Fund together with Halytcian Jewish caff “Under Golden Rose” (Lviv) promise tons of unforgettable emotions and invite everyone to visit «LvivKlezFest».