18 November 2017 - 1 Kislev 5778 - א' כסלו ה' אלפים תשע"ח
Arts & Culture
Thailand celebrates Rhythm of the Earth Festival E-mail

Israeli composer, music producer and renowned Kamancha and Baglama player Mark Eliyahu was one of the main musical attractions at this year’s Rhythm of the Earth Festival in Bangkok from 15 to 18 June.

The annual festival, now in its 11th year, is a magical celebration of world music (and world barbecue), taking place on the plaza in front of the CentralWorld shopping centre complex in downtown Bangkok.

Todd Tongdee Lavelle of Lavelle Entertainment described Rhythm of the Earth as “a borderless celebration of the human race” featuring folk, ethnic, Thai and world music performers.

“We’ve had more than 5,000 performers over the past 10 years coming together to celebrate the world as it can be,” he said.

This year’s theme was “Silk Road Home”, a nod to the ancient trade route that scattered the seeds of culture far from home. Eliyahu’s music is based on ancient Middle-Eastern, Persian and Central-Asian musical traditions, brought together with European and modal harmonies that preserve the essential emotional qualities of the music, while making it accessible and inviting to everyone across boundaries of time and space.

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Oslo named Best New Play at the Tony Awards E-mail

Oslo, J.T. Rogers’ play about the 1993 Oslo Accords, was named Best New Play at the Tony Awards.

The awards, Broadway’s highest honours, were presented in New York on 11 June.

The play, in which Israeli and Palestinian negotiators struggle to hammer out a peace deal, received rave reviews for turning a complicated history into a fast, entertaining three hours.

The play also garnered an award for Michael Aronov, who received the award for Best Featured Actor in a Play.

The musical Dear Evan Hansen, about a boy who gets caught up in a lie after the death of a classmate, was awarded Best New Musical. Its star, Jewish actor Ben Platt, received the award for Best Musical Actor. The show also was awarded Best Featured Actress for Rachel Bay Jones, Best Book, Best Orchestrations and Best Original Score for Benji Pasek, who is Jewish, and Justin Paul, who won an Oscar this year for La La Land.

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JerusaLENS – The Jubilee Exhibition photography challenge E-mail

The “JerusaLENS International Photography Exhibition” opened at the Ammunition Hill Conference Center in Jerusalem in June. The top 100 photographs from the JerusaLENS international photography competition are being exhibited until 6 August. Entrance to the exhibition is free.

The spectacular photos were submitted to “JerusaLENS, the Jerusalem Photography Challenge”, which took place on the international photography competition website GuruShots. The Challenge honours the jubilee year of the Six Day War at Ammunition Hill, where some of the most bitter battles for the liberation of Jerusalem were fought exactly 50 years ago. It has become the largest collection of photographs of Jerusalem on the web.

The Challenge was initiated by Ammunition Hill with the support of the Jewish National Fund (JNF), JNF-USA, the Jerusalem Affairs and Heritage Ministry, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Tourism. Photographers from all over the world were invited to upload photographs of Jerusalem, from any time and on any subject.

Some 14,500 photographs from 84 countries were uploaded within one-and-a-half months, and received 2.4 million votes, a record number for World Cities challenges on the GuruShots site, more photos and votes than Paris, New York and London.

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