December 2017


Shtetl Neukölln

Sunday 17.12.2017 from 11:00 AM | Foyer

Admission: Four-day SHTETL PASS €90 / €65, day pass €45, individual tickets €15 / €10 / €5, foyer concerts & open sessions free of charge

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



Klezmer in Neukölln? Yes, and right here!  

Jewish life has come back to Berlin, bringing with it lots of young, international Klezmer musicians who have established themselves in the cultural scene and for the most part centre their daily lives around the neighbourhood of Neukölln.
In addition to the regular Neukölln Klezmer Sessions and the Klezmer ball Tantshoys Neukölln, in 2017 there will be the second edition of the Shtetl Neukölln festival.

This festival is not about an historical, formal understanding of traditional Yiddish dance music - the festival aims at presenting the openness and ability of this music to integrate itself into the world around it.
That’s why the programme also includes a wide range of workshops on the topics of Klezmer dance, Yiddish songs and instrumental music, alongside concerts, sessions and a Klezmer ball.
Come to one event or stay for the whole day! The Yiddish instrumental, vocal and dance workshops are open to people from all musical backgrounds, at all levels. Learn from the best Yiddish musicians in Europe at the WERKSTATT DER KULTUREN in Neukölln.


Tickets for workshops and concerts are available as a four-day SHTETL PASS for €90 / €65 (students) or as a day pass for €45 during the festival at the festival box office in the foyer. 

Individual tickets for evening concerts, the Shtetl Gala and Tantshoys can be purchased at the evening box office for €15 / €10 (concession) / €5 (Berlin Pass).

Online ticket presales for the Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird concert - please click here

Online ticket presales for the Shtetl Dance Party - please click here

The foyer concerts and open sessions are free of charge.

You require either a SHTETL PASS or a day pass to attend the workshops. You can register for workshops and order a SHTETL PASS here.


PROGRAMME sun. 17 December 2017

11:00 - 15:30 | Workshops
16:00 - 17:00 | Shtetl Session | Foyer
19:00 - 20:00 | Foyer concert | Bern, Dawid & Shneyveys | Foyer
20:00 - 21:30 | Concert | Sveta Kundish & Patrick Farrell & Shtetl Gala | Saal




Party | Live Klezmer music & dance

SUNDAY | 17.12.2017 | 20.30 | Saal



Workshops / open sessions

There are three parallel workshops: Klezmer danceYiddish songs Instrumental
In these open sessions you can meet other musicians, singers and dancers to exchange musical ideas and have fun! It is also possible to switch between the workshops.

The workshop team: Sasha Lurje (song), Sanne Möricke (accordion), Sayumi Yoshida (dance), Christian Dawid (brass instruments), Emil Goldschmidt (clarinet), Craig Judelman (fiddle), Daniel Kahn (song), Samuel Maquin (clarinet), Hampus Melin (drums) and Ilya Shneyveys (accordion).


You Shouldn’t Know From It - is the international Klezmer band for traditional Jewish dance music.

Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird - radical and politcal, thrilling and tender, dark and full of hope.

Mames Babegenush - Scandinavian roots meet traditional Jewish & Eastern European folk music. Melancholy and ecstatic.

Tantshoys – Shtetl Dance Party - the continuation of a Neukölln tradition. The dance ball with the Oblomov Trio and many accompanying musicians from the Berlin Klezmer scene.

Sveta Kundish & Patrick Farrell - new Yiddish songs in conjunction with a virtuosic, uplifting and emotional stage presence.

Contact: │ │ Tanase & Gebirtig (event organiser): │ Fon +49(0)30 8430 6148




The festival is organised by Tănase & Gebirtig e.V. and the team at Neukölln Klezmer Sessions in cooperation with the WERKSTATT DER KULTUREN and 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.