8th Festival of Jewish Cultures

Multi-cité, (“Multi-city”) June 12 to 28, 2012
The following are the activities offered by the MCY as part of this two-week-long Festival, which has become over the years a major cultural event in Paris.  Its theme this year is “the street, the city, and civic commitment”.

Sunday June 17 at 2 p.m.

Performance by all the choral groups, including that of the MCY, Tshiribim,

Bourse du Travail, 29 rue du Temple, 75003 Paris.

Monday June 18 at 6.15 p.m.

Talk with music by Nadia Déhan-Rotschild and Fanny Barbaray

Songs for a better world: when Yiddish sang the revolution
The theme of revolution took a considerable place in the Yiddish song repertoire. The speakers will explore the historic and geographic dimensions of these songs, their authors and their popularization, illustrated by musical selections.   .
Bibliothèque Historique de la Ville de Paris, Hôtel Lamoignon, 24 rue Pavée, 75004 Paris.

Wednesday June 20 at 3 p.m.

Lecture by Annette Wieviorka

Wolf Wieviorka and the heritage of a European destiny
Wolf Wieviorka, who was born in a traditional family in Zyrardow, Poland, at the end of the 19th century, and died at Auschwitz, had chosen to immigrate to France to pursue his vocation as a Yiddish writer. His vision of Judaism and of the world was expressed in his numerous articles and stories.

Maison de l’Europe, 35-37 rue des Francs-Bourgeois, 75004 Paris.

Sunday June 24 at 2 p.m.

Day of the associations. The Maison de la culture Yiddish will be present at a stand, in front of the Mairie of the 4th Arrondissement. Parvis de la Mairie du IVe, Place Baudoyer.

2.15 -2.45 p.m.: Performance of the Klezmer workshop of Marthe Desrosières, with the participation of the children of the Kindershul.

Monday June 25 at 8 p.m.

Concert by Noëmi Waysfeld and Blik

From Yiddishkeyt to Saudade 
Songs from their first album, Kalyma, will alternate with a new repertoire inspired by fado, sing in Yiddish and in Portuguese, along with other selections from around the Mediterranean. Salle Rossini, Mairie du IXe, 6 rue Drouot, 75009 Paris.

Reservations and pick-up point for tickets:

The Festival office will be open as from June 1st: Maison de l’Europe 35-37 rue des Francs-Bourgeois, 75004 Paris.
Payment online.

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