The International Klezmer Festival Fürth & Jewish Music Today is one of the largest festivals of Jewish music in Europe
Every two years in March - at the same time as the Week of Brotherhood - musicians from all over the world meet in Fürth for ten days to present new compositions and arrangements in numerous concerts. Workshops with well-known musicians from the scene encourage the audience to make music and dance, and an extensive supporting programme with films, city tours, readings and talks invites people to engage with the diversity of Jewish life. What began as the Week of Yiddish Song in 1988 is now called the "International Klezmer Festival Fürth & Jewish Music Today". The festival unites not only klezmer - the music of the Yiddish-speaking Ashkenazi Jews from the shtetls of Eastern Europe - but all varieties of Jewish music. There is a lot to discover, e.g. Yiddpop, klezjazz or Aramaic hip hop, because through the long history of migration of Jews, the music has absorbed a wide variety of influences from other cultures and has constantly evolved.
Next date: 8 - 17 March 2024