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"Simcha on the Square," London, UK, Oct 14, 2007

Simcha on the Square Is back! And its totally free!

12 – 6pm
Sunday 14th October 2007
Trafalgar Square

The biggest Jewish event in London is back! Imagine – in the centre of London, in Trafalgar Square, lots of great bands and artists playing and dancing to Jewish music of all kinds! ‘Simcha’, a Hebrew word meaning celebration, can be enjoyed by people of all age groups, backgrounds and ethnicities in a warm and friendly atmosphere. And of course a chance to eat some Kosher Jewish food (including Kosher Ice cream!).

You will see Erran Baron-Cohen's magical band Zohar, the fantastic violinist Estelle and DJ Click from Paris, the extraordinary Ladino singer Mor Karbasi, the inimitable Elvis Shmelvis, the totally famous and impossible Bottle Dance by the cast of fiddler on the roof, Simcha music by Danny Shine's Neshama, Scottish Klezmer with Moishe's Bagel, The Jewish Youth Choir and many more...

Check out the official website - www.simcha.org.uk - for a full list of who is playing and what’s happening...

And if that's not enough for you…

Simcha Squared
8:00 – 11:00pm
Sunday 14th October 2007
ULU, Malet Street (on the opposite corner to Waterstones)
」12 / 10 concessions
For tickets go to: www.barflyclub.com/ulu/whatson/listings/full.aspx

Come and party with one of the star acts of Simcha on the Square - the outstanding violinist Estelle Goldfarb + DJ Click from Paris doing their Klezmer-with-club-music-and-rock thing... Also appearing are Emunah, London's brightest Jewish Fusion Hip Hop band! Its going to be a fabulous night to end a fantastic day!

Estelle Goldfarb + DJ Click
Estelle Goldfarb brings the power and excitement of high energy rock to the Jewish violin together with the subtlety and depth of the Orient and the passion and fire of Klezmer. She has collaborated and performed live with many different artists including Hip Hop Hoodios, Emunah, So-Called, Matisyahu and David Krakauer. She has recorded Koved with the Yiddish singer Zahava Seewald on John Zorn's Tzadik label. In 2003 she formed the group S-tel which brought together music from all the Jewish traditions combined with electronic grooves. Dj Click produces his own label NO FRIDGE. His razor-sharp programming and exploration of world music has made him one of France's most adventurous DJs.

The Guardian called them 'the UK's hot new Jewish hip hop act', but what do they know? The Emunah crew hail from a variety of ethnic backgrounds, including Jewish, Palestinian, Pakistani, Irish and Russian. Emunah's repertoire spans hip hop, reggae, breaks and drum and bass, shaking dancefloors with their unique fusion of melodies from around the world, kicking beats, uplifting vocals and rolling basslines.

Check out the flyer

Simcha on the Square is presented by Jewish Culture UK (JCUK) the Association of Jewish culture providers in partnership with the Mayor of London and the London Jewish Forum. Jewish culture providers include the European Day of Jewish Culture and Heritage, the Jewish Museum, the Jewish Music Institute, the Jewish East End Celebration Society and the JCC for London. It is supported by SomethingJewish website and by the Shoresh, Pears and Rothschild Europe Foundations and other individuals and Trusts. The Media sponsors are culture magazine Jewish Renaissance and weekly newspaper Jewish News

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