KYIV KLEZMER FESTIVAL is an international festival of modern klezmer music and Jewish culture founded in 2018 by the Social Capital NGO with the support of the Department of Culture of KCSA. It happens every year on one of the main squares of Kyiv.
The art of klezmeres was born on the territory of Ukraine and absorbed the best musical traditions of the peoples of our country. Together with Jewish emigrants from Eastern Europe, klezmer music moved beyond the seas in the beginning of the 20th century and became part of jazz.
Now klezmer develops together with the modern world supporting its vibrations and is a part of the world music.
THIS IS WHY WE HAVE CHOSEN SYMBOLS OF HEART AND ROOTS FOR II FESTIVAL.
The program of this year festival contains not only music, but also everything related to the Jewish culture in Ukraine: from art exhibitions to culinary master classes.
2019 festival dates:
10 - 22 May: festival events in Kyiv, Lutsk, Chernihiv, Lviv
17 - 19 May: big concerts in the open air at Kontraktova square in Kyiv. Concerts start at 4.00 pm. The entrance is free.