The 2018 Ashkenaz Festival will take place August 30 to September 3 in Toronto, at Harbourfront Centre and other venues around the GTA. The Festival will once again feature artists from across Canada and around the world, including Israel, Russia, Poland, Italy, Australia, Brazil, and the US. Our weeklong celebration will simultaneously showcase diversity and cross-culturalism within the Jewish music and arts world, while also delving deeply into the Yiddishkayt that has always been at the core of our work. This year’s Festival will shine an enhanced spotlight on women in Jewish music and culture, highlighting great female artists, past and present, and conveying their centrality in creating, maintaining and evolving Jewish musical and artistic traditions. Other festival highlights will include a number of artists and programs representing the great re-birth of Jewish music and culture in the former Soviet Union, and an exploration of Polish-Jewish music and culture in observance of a number of significant anniversaries related to that history (1918, 1943, 1968, 1988, 2013). We will also celebrate Israel’s 70th year with a robust program of diverse Israeli world music. Watch these pages throughout June and July as we add artist listings and scheduling information. And be sure to follow our Facebook and Twitter pages for the latest info and updates as they become available.
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