Distilling Jerusalem sounds

Hamazkeka has been transformed from a grungy old garage to an avant-garde entertainment venue.

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September 18, 2014 11:09
Hamazkeka in Jerusalem

Michael Berkovitch: ‘I worked on the renovations 16 hours a day for four months.’. (photo credit: BARRY DAVIS)

Whisper it. There is a buzz in Jerusalem, an artistic, highly inventive buzz that seems to be gathering momentum. Although most Tel Avivians may not be aware of what’s going down at the other end of Highway 1, all manner of alternative, definitively envelope- pushing endeavor is in full flow in Jerusalem.

The Jerusalem Season of Culture certainly helped get the word out, although this year’s program was severely curtailed by the hostilities down south. But at least the Hahazit alternative music festival went ahead last month.

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