Diary of 'Polish Anne Frank' to be published after being rediscovered "Renia's Diary: A Holocaust Journal" by Renia Spiegel documents four years of the teenage girl's life in Nazi-occupied Poland.   Sept. 13, 2019, 11:52 AM EDT By Linda Givetash The profound and heartbreaking account of a Jewish girl trying to survive the terrors of occupied […]

A Music Genre Grows in Zimbabwe, Fueled by Rage Against Authority “R&B doesn’t relate to the ghetto life that we live,” said Stephen Kudzanai Mamhare, a popular new Zimdancehall star better known by his stage name, Enzo Ishall.CreditCreditZinyange Auntony for The New York Times By Patrick Kingsley Sept. 7, 2019 HARARE, Zimbabwe — First came […]

The JK Project’s Filmmaking Workshop in Juba, South Sudan

Thanks to support from the US Embassy in Juba, the US State Department's Arts Envoy Program, and Mandela Washington Reciprocal Exchange Program, The Jüdische Kulturbund Project led a filmmaking workshop in collaboration with Simon Bingo, founder of the Juba Film Festival, for budding filmmakers in Juba, South Sudan to encourage their interest in documentary filmmaking. […]

Demands of Far-Right Party Unsettle Artists in Germany

The anti-immigrant party Alternative for Germany wants to know the nationalities of artists employed by state theaters, and cultural organizations are worried.     Elliott Carlton Hines, a baritone who sings with the Stuttgart State Opera, said that an inquiry by the Alternative for Germany party about the nationalities of performers in state-funded institutions had […]

Hannah’s Dance at Andy’s Summer Playhouse

Andy’s Summer Playhouse will put on an original workshopped production of ‘Hannah’s Dance’. Monadnock Ledger-Transcript Published: 6/26/2019 11:04:52 AM Andy’s Summer Playhouse will host in collaboration with The Jüdische Kulturbund Project, an original workshopped production of “Hannah’s Dance”.This performance, set to music, tells the story of the summer of 1939 in Berlin when the Nazi’s […]

Thailand-Faiyen’s Music Was Their Crime

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2012, file photo, Surachai Danwattananusorn, 70, arrives at a criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand. Surachai, a prominent critic of the Thai monarchy and establishment, went missing, along with two aides, in Laos in December 2018. The mutilated bodies of the aides were later found, dumped in a river. Surachai […]

NPR MUSIC NEWS Palestinian Artists Call For Eurovision Boycott; Israel Responds With PR Campaign May 10, 20193:44 PM ET ANASTASIA TSIOULCAS   Israeli singer Netta performs after winning the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal, in May 2018. Pedro Fiúza/NurPhoto/Getty Images In an open letter published Thursday, a group of over 30 Palestinian cultural centers and […]

Thank you Meera Chakravarthy for writing "Cultural Placemaking" and the value of arts and culture in the center of international development.  This value is at the center of our initiatives on  The Jüdische Kulturbund Project. CULTURAL PLACEMAKING Meera ChakravarthyFollow Apr 11 Why don’t we put arts and culture in the center of international development? For […]

JUST IN: AUSCHWITZ MUSICIAN IS AWARDED THE GERMAN NATIONAL PRIZE

By Norman Lebrecht On April 5, 2019 The national award was presented today to Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, the cellist who survived Auschwitz with her sister and went on to become a fixture in London musical life. ‘The German National Foundation wishes to underline that, from its perspective, the resisitance to all forms of anti-Semitism must be part of […]

Newsletter-March, 2019

*|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* View this email in your browser DONATE                             Power of Music and Art, Resiliency of the Human Spirit, Will to Survive The Jüdische Kulturbund Project has been busy over the autumn and winter as we develop our initiatives and expand our efforts. We […]