Jewish Culture Festival in Kraków and Tel Aviv
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The Jewish Culture Festival will take place in Kraków on the 27th-29th of June, 2014. For the first time in its history, the performances will be broadcast live in Israel, thanks to the efforts of the festival’s organisers – The Polish Institute in Israel and Tel Aviv's Teder club.
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The 24th edition of the Jewish Culture Festival will be available not only to Polish audiences but also those in Israeli, thanks to a live broadcast. The joint project will have three stages. Both the Polish audience, gathered on a barge docked on the Vistula river in the vicinity of the Kazimierz district, and the Israeli audience in Teder in Tel Aviv, will have an opportunity to discover the 60s and 70s Big Beat scene of Poland and Israel.
The second stage will feature dance and club music of both countries in both of the venues. The third stage is a jam session open to everyone with the participation of Polish and Israeli artists, which take place on the 29th of June in the open air on the banks of the Vistula river in Kraków.
All of the concerts will be streamed live by Israel’s popular radio station Teder. As part of the project, it will host 20 artists from the two countries who will share their musical tastes with both audiences.
This is the first time that Kraków’s Jewish Culture Festival will be presented in Israel in such a large and modern format. Thanks to the local partner with nationwide coverage, we will be able to reach a wide audience, and young Israeli intellectuals in particular, says Krzysztof Kopytko, Director of the Polish Institute in Tel Aviv.
Teder has long been the most popular venue in Tel Aviv. Every summer it opens in a different place. It boasts its own art gallery and radio station with listeners throughout Israel. The radio station broadcasts from popular clubs, and can be streamed online and through smartphone apps.
Initially, Teder was located in the centre of Tel Aviv. So far, the club has visited Tokyo and St Petersburg in 2012 and 2013 respectively. This year, Teder will visit Kraków before returning to Tel Aviv.
Polish Weekend in Tel Aviv, planned for September of this year, will be a continuation of Kraków’s Jewish Culture Festival and The Polish Institute in Israel's collaboration.
sources: PAP, ed.AW; translated by Kasia Dolato