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22 November 2017 - 5 Kislev 5778 - ה' כסלו ה' אלפים תשע"ח
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56th Israel Festival offers daring artistic programme E-mail

The 56th Israel Festival, which started on 1 June and continues until 18 June, is an internationally renowned interdisciplinary festival that takes place each year in Jerusalem, offering an original, innovative and daring artistic programme.

High-quality productions in dance, music, drama and performance theatre from all over the world take centre stage, and also on the programme are original Israeli productions and free outdoor performances. This year’s festival takes place mostly in the various halls and spaces of the Jerusalem Theatre.

The Israel Festival opened with a Groove Party that both celebrated the 56th Festival and marked the 50th Anniversary of Jerusalem’s Reunification. An electrifying musical performance in the magical open-air Sultan’s Pool featured Israel’s top established and emerging musicians.

Reflecting Israel’s rich diversity and Jerusalem’s multiculturalism, the event brought together outstanding musical legends such as Teapacks and Knesiyat Hasekhel, pioneering bands that have profoundly influenced the Israeli musical identity.

Joining the festival lineup, the Firqat Alnoor Orchestra, made up of outstanding Jewish and Arab musicians who, together with guest singer Nasreen Qadri, will bring their unique east-west sound. Queen of Israeli-Indian groove Liora Itzhak will bring Bollywood to the stage, while A-WA and Yemen Blues will rock with the hottest Yememite sound in the Middle East, mixed with the exhilarating sounds of the Kutiman Orchestra.

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