To tantz or not to tantz
April 28th 2013
May 26th 2013 A.d'Aubigné stage
June 22-23rd 2013
List of our recordings to-date
Events organized by AMJ, and many other projects for the near future
other activities in connection with Jewish music
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recent highlights :Kol-Isha...women voices : three concerts at the feminine plural
Yiddishland : musical journey in a land without border
In Memoriam ...the "degenerated" music : concerts in honor of persecuted artists
Sefardic spring : festival of sefardic traditions - Marocco, Balkans, Turkey etc... march-april 2010
Kol ha'neshama - the voice of the soul : a festival of ancient Jewish music - november 2009
Le temps de chanter... time to sing - a festival of Jewish liturgy music - march 2009
1996 - 2006 the AMJ association celebrated its 10th birthday - november 2006
Following the Festival of Jewish and Israeli Music held in September 1995 as part of the celebrations organized for the Year of Diversity by the City of Geneva (Switzerland), a group of musicians and music lovers of various backgrounds got together and, in 1996, founded The Friends of Jewish Music, a non-profit Association.
The Association's objective is to promote the wealth and breadth of Jewish music and to share this integral part of the Jewish people's daily life with a larger audience, and thus, through the music, to foster the discovery of a whole civilization.
Jewish music embodies many strains:
Liturgical music: exclusively vocal and sung in synagogues, but also works modelled on the religious service and written for soloist, chorus and orchestra.
Paraliturgical music: poems, elegies (piyutim) set to music with instrumental accompaniment and played at public and community functions as well as in the family, and works of religious inspiration, hassidic songs and klezmer.
Secular and modern music, vocal and instrumental: popular songs, operettas, instrumental compositions, music for the theater, Israeli music...
In pursuance of its mission to promote knowledge about Jewish musical culture, the Association will organize concerts, lectures and debates, exhibits and music workshops - possibly in cooperation with other organizations.
It is the Association's hope to become a meeting place for an encounter with a culture that is rich and varied, which though near to us is yet so different, and mostly so little known.
The public events organized by the A.M.J. Association are open to all. A.M.J. members are entitled to a discount on their entrance tickets. To join the A.M.J. Association, fill in the stub and send it to the Secretary.
The annual membership fee is CHF 50.- for an individual and CHF 80.- for a couple.
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Pour tous renseignements ou contact :
Dann-Olivier Alfandary 20 rue Barthélémy-Menn, CH-1205 GENÈVE +4122/320.86.28
Judith Markish 6 rue Guye, CH-1203 GENÈVE +4122/344.89.52