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Jerusalem Folklore Ensemble  

About The Ensemble


The Jerusalem Folklore Ensemble was founded in 1956 in Jerusalem by students of the Hebrew University, the Rubin Music Academy and Bezalel School of Arts. In a short time it became one of Israel's leading Folklore groups. The ensemble is a voluntary nonprofit organization.

The program is a selection of dances, songs and melodies of Israel and Jewish Folklore. The show features ethnic folklore of Jewish communities from Yemen, Persia, Turkey, North Africa, The balkans, Romania, Poland and Russia. Also specifically Israeli creations with the flavor of the Middle East.

Dances, songs and musical instrumentals are played by the band: Flute, clarinet, trumpets, guitars, accordion, bass and traditional percussion. The group took part in many Folklore Festivals in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. It has gained many international prizes and medals (such as "Le Collier D'or" Dijon, France).

".Thirty dancers, singers and musicians, all in authentic costumes, perform with all their youthful enthusiasm, making the show a unique experience".



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