December 2016


Shtetl Neukölln

Saturday 10.12.2016 11am Workshops | 4pm Open Session | Club, S2-4

Admission: More info coming soon

Organizer: Werkstatt der Kulturen/ Tănase & Gebirtig e.V. / Neukölln Klezmer Sessions


Shtetl Neukölln: Klezmer Festival from 7th to 11th december

Klezmer in Neukölln? Yes. And right here.


That’s because Jewish life has come back to Berlin and with it many young, international Klezmer musicians who have established themselves in the cultural scene. Many of them have also made Neukölln their home and focal point. In addition to the regular Neukölln Klezmer Sessions and the Klezmerball Tantshoys Neukölln, the “Shtetl Neukölln” festival is premiering in 2016. The festival doesn’t highlight an historical, formalistic understanding of traditional Yiddish dance music – instead it wishes to present the openness and integration potential this music has now.


That’s why, in addition to concerts, sessions and a Klezmer ball, the programme includes a wide range of workshops on the topics of Klezmer dance, Yiddish songs and instrumentals. What’s more, the multimedia project celebrating the 140th birthday of the Yiddish poet and songwriter Mordechaj Gebirtig will be presented during the festival.



WORKSHOPS | Hall, S1-4

11:00 – 12:30 PM | Workshops
2:00 – 3:30 PM | Workshops
4:00 – 5:30 PM | Open Session






WORKSHOPS and open session

SATURDAY | 10.12.2016 | Hall, S1-4

There are three workshops running in parallel:
Workshop: Klezmer dance
Workshop: Yiddish song
Workshop: Instrumental

In the open sessions the workshop participants meet to exchange ideas and make music/sing/dance/have fun together.
The workshop team: Sasha Lurje, Sanne Möricke, Vanessa Vromans, Sayumi Yoshida, Christian Dawid, Emil Goldschmidt, Daniel Kahn, Hampus Melin and Ilya Shneyveys.


To enlarge the programme please click here. 



The festival is organized by the Tănase & Gebirtig e.V. association and the Neukölln Klezmer Sessions in cooperation with the WERKSTATT DER KULTUREN, and mostly takes place on the premises of the WERKSTATT DER KULTUREN.


The facilities of the WERKSTATT DER KULTUREN are accessible to wheelchair users. Please call us in advance on +49 (0)30 60 97 70-0 to ensure proper access support.