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Award Winning Young Klezmer Band hit Leeds, Thurs 4th June as part of JFest International Season!

Get your tickets now for a night of award winning live Jewish music!

Part of the JFest International Season, ‘Don Kipper’, London, hit Leeds on Thursday 4th June for one night of Klezmer, Gypsy Jazz, Turkish and Greek music.

Headed by Daniel Gouly, originally hailing from Leeds, these guys are young, energetic and above all, first -rate musicians!

About the band:

Don Kipper is a London-based ensemble dedicated to interpreting music of Eastern origin. Their repertoire includes Klezmer and Gypsy Jazz but ranges to Turkish Fasil music and Greek Rembetika. Whilst respecting the ancient origins of these forms Don Kipper love to arrange the music in new ways and also compose original music which fuse many styles and combine elements from a variety of backgrounds. The musicians in Don Kipper themselves have diverse musical origins stretching beyond the scope of the band’s repertoire – such as Brazilian Samba, Celtic and West African music.

Watch them here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JM015rRfmc

Get Kipperised! 8pm, Etz Chaim Synagogue. £10 in advance, £12 on the door. Call Makor on: 0113 2680899/email: info@makor.co.uk.

Don Kipper Klezmer Show-A4-3

Following a Run in the West End, The Simon & Garfunkel Story Hits Leeds!

Direct from it’s success in London’s West End, a SOLD OUT UK tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back on the road and will be one of the highlights of this year’s JFest International Season!

Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebration also features a live band performing all the hits including ‘Mrs Robinson’, ‘Cecilia’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Homeward Bound’ and many more. Get your tickets fast as this is an evening not to be missed!

“Fantastic” – BBC Radio 2. “Authentic and Exciting” – The Stage

Simon & Garfunkel Story A4 Flyer

VOTE NOW FOR AUTHORS OF ‘From the Leylands to Leeds 17’ !

Diane Saunders and Philippa Lester, authors of ‘From the Leylands to Leeds 17’, have been nominated for The Community Award at the Leeds Jewish Welfare Board Pride Awards!

Days, weeks, months and years have been spent researching and writing with the help of their outstanding team. They deserve to get recognition for a book that the Leeds community will be proud of and keep for generations to come!

Please vote for them now: http://www.ljwbprideawards.co.uk/site/vote.html

SAVE THE DATE FOR A ‘NOSTALGIA FEST’

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU WERE ??

SAVE THE DATE FOR A VERY SPECIAL DAY!

SUNDAY 30TH NOVEMBER – THE OFFICIAL BOOK LAUNCH OF

‘FROM THE LEYLANDS TO LEEDS 17’ – a fascinating book documenting the high’s and low’s of the Leeds Jewish journey!

Get ready for an exciting interactive day of celebration marking the community’s journey over the past one and a half centuries.

The Leylands, Harehills, Chapeltown….the story of where it all began. A thrilling ‘Nostalgia Fest’. An afternoon of ongoing live entertainment and exhibition to include film screenings, humour from Howard Lee, short talks, drama sketches, stands, a cafe, buzzing atmosphere and much more….

All at the Etz Chaim Synagogue Hall, Leeds. From 11am – 5pm. Tickets from Makor: 0113 2680899/info@makor.co.uk £5. Under 16’s go free.