The “Sounding Jerusalem” Music Festival was founded in 2006 with the aim of fostering a musical dialogue between Europeans, Israelis and Palestinians from all ethnic, social and religious backgrounds to its utmost according to the current social and political possibilities.
Supported by and cooperating with numerous European institutions and representations, the project is committed to abolishing social, political and religious prejudice. Sounding Jerusalem centers a celebration of music as a mutual cultural asset that opens up a space for collective encounters and respect.
After a 5 year break carrying the idea of Sounding Jerusalem into the world („Mélange Oriental“, „Neighbourhood Concerts“) the festival returns to its very roots – the heart of Jerusalem and its surroundings.
In the summer of 2017, nine exciting concert programs at different unconventional concert venues are planned. With more than 20 prominent international and local musicians the festival guaranties highest artistic level. Furthermore the festival will support artistic education for children and youth through participative workshops and concerts with the artists of the festival.
Through the cooperation with local partner institutions the Sounding Jerusalem festival strives to strengthen local initiatives and to support the assembly of a regional network nurturing intercultural activities.