Ukrainian - Jewish Encounter in Jerusalem
On 18 - 20 October 2010 the scientific conference "Ukrainian Jewish Encounter: Cultural Interaction, Representation, and Memory" was held in Jerusalem (Israel).
The conference was organised by the "Ukrainian Jewish Encounter Initiative" in co-operation with the Israel Museum and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Scientists and public figures from Ukraine, Israel, the USA, Canada, Poland, Russia and France participated in the conference.
Main topics of the conference:
The concert "Night Songs from a Neighboring Village" was a wonderful addition to the meetings. The great American musicians Michael Alpert and Julian Kytasty demonstrated how different traditions of folk music can connect and interact: Jewish tradition (klezmer) and Ukrainian tradition (kobza).
The following videos were recorded during other concerts of M. Alpert and J. Kytasty
Michael Alpert and Julian Kytasty
"Melody for bandura"