JMI Online: The Sound & Light Cinematic Duo – Five Brides

The Sound & Light Cinematic Duo performing to Five Brides (Film) Performing as Jewish musicians would have done in the early days of cinema, Merlin and Polina Shepherd will play Jewish music to accompany this silent film. Their playing acts as the perfect foil for these amazing historic documents. With their deep training, musical experience […]

JMI Online: Drawing Life – Remembering Terezin

PRESS PLAY AT 8PM TO WATCHJocelyn Pook and Suzy Klein in interview to discuss the inspiration, creative process, realisation and legacy of this moving and important compositional masterpiece.Drawing Life: Remembering Terezin was inspired by the collection of works of art and poetry by Jewish Children who lived in the concentration camp Theresiensdadt. They can be […]

JMI Online: Arnaud Sussmann’s Jewish Voices

Musical Performance: Arnaud Sussmann's "Jewish Voices" Program June 24, 6pm (BST) | Virtual Program | Hosted by Illinois Holocaust Museum    While acclaimed French violinist Arnaud Sussmann regularly graces the world’s stages as a soloist and active touring member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, this recital, for one night only, takes on […]

JMI Online: The Wandering Muse

From ram’s horn to beatbox, THE WANDERING MUSE explores the kaleidoscope of Jewish identities through the ever-changing music of the Jewish diaspora. In an alternative Argentinean bar, two friends play tango-infused klezmer. Ugandan villagers chant Hebrew prayers in East African harmonies. At a Montreal party, an artist mixes hip-hop and jazz with cantorial singing in […]

NWSS Presents: The Petticoat Lane Foxtrot

"Music Is The Most Beautiful Language In The World: Yiddisher Jazz In London's East End 1920'2 To 1950's", presents the remarkable story of long-forgotten Jewish-themed Jazz 78rpm discs, when swinging hot dance bands were still all the rage on the streets of Whitechapel. Alan will reflect on the musical stories of East London's Jewish community […]

JMI Online: Klezfest 2021 (BOOK NOW)

ALL INFORMATION HAS BEEN SENT TO APPLICANTS VIA EMAIL - PLEASE CHECK YOUR INBOX AND JUNK MAIL FOLDERS FOR MATERIALS AND ACCESS CODES.We are very happy to announce that our world famous Klezmer summer school is back again for 2021. Join the world famous music school and learn klezmer this summer at KlezFest 2021. Here […]

£80 – £120

JMI Online: Ot Azoy 2021

ALL INFORMATION HAS BEEN SENT TO APPLICANTS VIA EMAIL - PLEASE CHECK YOUR INBOX AND JUNK MAIL FOLDERS FOR MATERIALS AND ACCESS CODES. Discover JMI’s famous full immersion course in Yiddish Language for people of all ages, levels and backgrounds, where even complete beginners learn to speak, read, write, sing and even dream in Yiddish […]

£80 – £120

JMI Online: In Conversation: Harvey Goldsmith CBE & Lord Grade

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND Hear these two fantastic business, television and music executives discussing the pandemics effects on the music industry, the future of live events and sharing their stories of past ventures. This is a pre-recorded programme and not a live event. Brought to you as a partnership between

COZ 52 Ilana Webster Kogen in conversation with Clara Wenz

Ilana Webster Kogen in conversation with Clara Wenz - "Torah Scrolls from the Dar al-Islam: Theorizing a Diasporic Afterlife"Dr Ilana Webster-KogenIlana Webster-Kogen is an ethnomusicologist by training, specializing in music, diaspora and ethnicity in the urban Middle East. She was appointed the Joe Loss Lecturer in Jewish Music in 2014, becoming Senior Lecturer in 2019, […]

FILM: In Your Eyes, I See My Country

Two Israeli musicians travel throughout Morocco to rediscover their Jewish-Moroccan heritage. In life and on stage, they question their identity and home country, attempting to heal the wounds of ancestral exile from song to song.In this compassionate and lively documentary, Jerusalem musicians Neta Elkayam and Amit Hai Cohen journey to Morocco, their grandparents’ native country, […]

Film: Remember Baghdad

Available to rent here Thursday 12 AugustRemember Baghdad: Iraq's Last Jews Tell the Story of Their CountryWe have a screening of Fiona Murphy's captivating documentary Remember Baghdad. Released in 2017, the film follows five Jewish families as they remember a time in Baghdad before war and instability. One of those contributors is Iraqi Jewish businessman […]

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Concert: La Falfula Groove & Yair Dalal

THE PROGRAMME WILL PLAY AT 7.30PM ON THURSDAY 19 AUGUST AT THE PLAYER ABOVE La Falfula GrooveWatch the Iraqi maqam group of singers (and one dancer) La Falfula Groove live in concert. Led by Iraqi-Israeli David Regev Zaarur, a qanun player and great-grandson of Yusuf Zaarur, who famously played qanun around the same time of […]

In Conversation: Dr Merav Rosenfeld and Cantor Mosheh Habusha

Dr Merav Rosenfeld-Hadad (The University of Cambridge, St Edmund’s College) is a musicologist specialising in the history, religion, culture and music of the Jews who lived or originate from the Arab-Muslim world and she is currently leading a project, which explores the endangered culture of the Jews of Baghdad and Aleppo. Merav is the author […]

PANEL DISCUSSION: COMPOSER BRIAN ELIAS & DR SARA MANASSEH

Composer Brian Elias joins ethnomusicologist Dr Sara Manasseh in conversation about their lives and their musical influences. Both were born in Bombay (now Mumbai) to Iraqi Jewish families. The panel discussion, hosted by Dr Bea Lewkowicz, Director of Sephardi Voices UK, and musicologist Dr Malcolm Miller will explore the impact of cultural heritage and identity […]