“Shabbat by the Vistula River” Blinder Schnee / Maria Ka – Shabbat dinner, concert

We will open this year’s edition with a Shabbat by the Vistula River, which will feature two concerts where traditional Yiddish music will merge with modern sounds and arrangements, and the past will resonate with the future. On this evening, the Vistula in Krakow will once again hum “in Jewish” thanks to Blinder Schnee and Maria Ka. The first concert will take place inside the Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor Cricoteka, and the second one – in its courtyard.


Blinder Schnee


New, Low Rock, and Free Jazz Arrangements of Classic Yiddish Songs Created with the Future in Mind. Exploring what “klezmer music” could have become and what “Jewish women’s song” can be.


Maria Ka

Solo Concert Di szajchesn די שײַכותן (Connections)

The concert consists of contemporary, original songs in Yiddish as well as adaptations of existing ones. The result is an innovative musical fusion of modernity and tradition. Yiddish becomes a living language of communication and expression here, and the electronic, alternative journey navigates through current social topics and identity issues from a female perspective. The songs are accompanied by visual effects, and the titular connections encompass not only linguistic levels.  


The events is co-organized with Tadeusz Cantor's Centre for Documentation CRICOTEKA.

Open Call

The project was selected by an international jury as part of this years Open Call supported by the Jewish Dutch Humanitarian Fund.

Financed by

The 8th edition of FestivALT is made possible thanks to the support of the Matanel Foundation and the Dutch Jewish Humanitarian Fund and it is organized as part of the "MultiMemo: Multidirectional Memory: Remembering for Social Justice" project, thanks to the support of the European Union under the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values (CERV) program.