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On the traces of Jewish music culture

The culture of Jewish inhabitants is part of the rich musical heritage of Leipzig. This fact gives a European perspective on the exchange between different cultures, as Jewish life has evolved throughout Europe due to the diaspora. The exchange of Jewish music cultural heritage is also a prominent example for periods of  both successful and failed coexistence of various cultures and has become a hot topic through the current migration. The contribution of Jewish music culture is barely present in the memory of Leipzig’s citizens, mainly due to the national socialist expulsion of Jews.

On 19 March 2018, two school events took place at Ariowitsch Haus: “We celebrate, sing, dance“ – music and traditions in Judaism, which enabled a total of 200 children to experience Jewish music culture. They looked at a Jewish scroll with the Rabbi Zsolt Balla, danced together and tasted Jewish food.

The project is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media (Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, BKM) within the context of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. Sharing Heritage

Funded by the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony (Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen). This measure is co-financed by taxpayers money on the basis of the budget which was decided by the members of the Saxon state parliament.