28 th Jewish Culture Festival
KrakowFri Jun 22nd 2018 to Sun Jul 1st 2018
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The 28th edition of the Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow will be held between June 22nd and July 1st, 2018.
2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the State of Israel, the 100th anniversary of Polish independence, the 50th anniversary of March 1968 events in Poland and … exactly the 30th year since the first edition of the Jewish Culture Festival in 1988.
The festival embraces a vast and diverse array of events exploring and presenting different aspects of Jewish culture. There is of course a strong emphasis on traditional Polish and Cracovian Judaism, but the event organizers also focus on modern Jewish culture as it has developed in Israel and the United States. A key part of the festival is music; with live concerts every day and major acts both opening and closing the festival. Here you can experience klezmer and other traditional forms of Jewish folk music with strong ties to the region. In addition to concerts, there are exhibitions, lectures, workshops, book launches and even introductions to Jewish cuisine. On the closing night there is a huge televised concert on Szeroka Street with an audience of many thousands.
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