Budapest Jewish cultural festival to go ahead in September

The 24th Budapest Jewish Cultural Festival will go ahead this year from 4-12 September, under the motto “Tuning in to the joy of life.”

Tickets are already available at the Dohany St. synagogue for the Festival, where our dear audience will once again welcome Hungarian and international performers to the traditional synagogue venues, the Rumbach and Dohany St. synagogues in the Hungarian capital. Events will also be held at the Hungarian House of Music and the Madách Theatre.

This year’s programme include outstanding singers and artists of the Hungarian music scene as Mariann Falusi, Zsuzsa Koncz, Andrea Rost, Andrea Malek, Péter Müller Sziámi, Ibolya Oláh, Boldizsár László, Bálint Gájer, Mónika-Nika Veres or Andrea Szulák, as well as theatre actrors Béla Fesztbaum, Róbert Gergely, Barbara Hegyi, Judit Hernádi and András Kern.

The Budapest Klezmer Band led by Fegya Jávori and the Sabbatshong Klezmer Band led by Tamás Masa, which are always a huge success at the Jewish Cultural Festivals, will also be part of the festival, as these two bands have become as much a part of the festival as the iconic venues themselves.

This year, the Jewish Cultural Festival will also welcome Israeli pop singer, Lala Tamar, the Israeli Nigun Quartet, and the artist Mara Aranda from Spain, who will perform Sephardic-inspired songs.

If that’s not enough, there will also be some unusual performances this year. There will be an evening of Radnóti with András Dés, László Dés, Andrea Fullajtár, Miklós Lukács and Pál Mácsai; a tribute to Barbra Streisand; and a premiere of Nelli Teszter and Gergely Nógrádi’s musical comedy Hot Chocolate, which will be performed for the first time.

The Budapest Jewish Cultural Festival is organised by the Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities (MAZSIHISZ), the country’s EJC affiliate.

More information is available at the website of the festival (Hungarian):


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