Bridging Time, Distance and Distrust, With Music

THE SATURDAY PROFILEFrom The New York Times Neta Elkayam, an Israeli singer, plumbs the rich culture of the Moroccan Jews she descended from, and introduces it to new audiences in both countries. The singer and artist Neta Elkayam in her backyard in Jerusalem. “Jewish immigrants from Morocco had a lot of troubles and difficulties,” she […]

Illusions by a Chilean Immigrant

A story featured in "NY—Art News" about Joan Belmar, a participating artist in The Jüdische Kulturbund Project's Shared Stories Collection. Underground-2 © Joan Belmar “People think that if you know how to draw and paint, you know how to make art, but that is not correct. You just know how to repeat a technique.”- Joan […]

The Power of Art in South Sudan

September 8, 2020 by Akot Deng Agoth and Gail Prensky Gail Prensky, creator, executive producer and director  of The Jüdische Kulturbund Project, dedicated to exploring issues of oppression and response through music and art, shares her interview with young South Sudan artist Akot Deng Agoth. Gail Prensky and Akot Deng Agoth in Juba South Sudan, which gained […]

Weinberg’s Symphony No. 21 ( “Kaddish”) live stream on August 16 at 1pm ET

Wanted to share this with you from one of the participating artists in The Jüdische Kulturbund Project: Hobart Earle, the conductor of the Odessa Philharmonic, will be streaming a free concert on Sunday, August 16 at 1pm ET. www.odessaphil.org/en The concert is Weinberg's Symphony No. 21 ( "Kaddish" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symphony_No._21_(Weinberg) performed on January 27, 2020 - "International Holocaust Memorial […]

Ukraine—Odessa Philharmonic Concert during COVID-19

Participating musician, Hobart Earle, conductor of the Odessa Philharmonic, shared a recording of the Odessa Philharmonic's first ever live Web cast during COVID-19 on May 31, 2020.   by by

Brazil’s First Indigenous Curator: ‘We’re Not Afraid Anymore’

Sandra Benites, of the Guaraní Ñandeva people, is using art to bring new visions and voices to the museum world. The art curator Sandra Benites at the Museum of Art of São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand, with “Facões” by Sallisa Rosa, from her photo series “Resistance.” These types of knives are a symbol of survival and […]

His Story Never Died: An Interview With Arn Chorn-Pond

As Cambodia observes its National Day of Remembrance, a survivor of the Khmer Rouge era shares his story. By Arpita Mitra May 20, 2020The Diplomat Credit: VOA/Irwin Loy Sitting inside the dimly-lit reception area of the Cambodian Living Arts (CLA) in Phnom Penh, I nervously took note of the time: nearly 45 years since the Khmer Rouge […]

“Durme, Durme”, a Ladino Lullaby

  Members of the World Bank/IMF Chorus sing a lullaby in traditional Ladino, the language of Sephardic Spain. A mother is comforting her child, to be free from worry and grief. "Durme, Durme" arranged by Alice Parker.  Posted on You Tube on May 7, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our dear friend and a member […]

Peru — Queen of Quechua Rap

  QAM HINA  Qam Hina is performed by Renata Flores, "Queen of Quechua Rap".  As reported in the The New York Times, Ms. Flores, takes on female power, government corruption, war and international pop culture polemics. by by