Israel Festival 2014

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April 10, 2014 14:24

The 2014 festival offers a wide range of events – dance, theater and music, comprising classical, ethnic and jazz – from various parts of the world.

Esther Ofarim

Esther Ofarim was at the height of her fame with ex-husband Abi Ofarim when this photo was taken in 1966.. (photo credit:Wikimedia Commons)

The Israel Festival, the largest and most prestigious cultural official event of the year, is set to renew ties with local creators and performers, something that had not been a focus over the past few years. Taking place from May 29 to June 20, it will kick off with a homage to late beloved singer, writer and actor Yossi Banai, born and raised in the capital’s Mahaneh Yehuda neighborhood, and will also feature a special evening with Assaf Avidan – also Jerusalem-born and raised, and nowadays an internationally acclaimed singer and writer.

Additionally, former city council member and actor and singer Yehoram Gaon, well-known for his Jerusalem roots (spotlighted in his film I Am a Jerusalemite) will host another Israeli living legend, singer Esther Ofarim, in a special gala evening.

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