Musrara Mix Festival 2017

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    Musrara Mix

    The MusraraMix Festival is an international multidisciplinary event that takes place in the borderline neighborhood of Musrara, initiated and produced by the NaggarMultidisciplinary School of Art and Society, Musrara. The festival is a hub of artistic and social happenings, embodying the political and cultural essence of Jerusalem and Israel. Every year the festival is based around one theme. The 17th year of the festival is the year of Terra Incognita – East and West – Hybrid World.
    The festival expresses the school’s outlook. We believe in the significant role the creative process has, when it turns our gaze onto society and the identities that structure it. We believe in the power the festival has, as part of the educational process of the students.
    the Naggar Multidisciplinary School of Art and Society, Musrara., invites the public to participate in the events taking place during the festival, to experience the neighborhood, explore its streets, be a guest in the backyards, meet the residents and enjoy some of the best multidisciplinary made in Israel and the world today.
    We would like to thank our partners: firstly the residents of Musrara, the public funds and organizations from Israel and abroad that sponsor our activity, and of course our students, teachers and school staff.


    The international Musrara neighborhood arts festival returns for the 17th time!

    Dozens of artists from Israel and abroad

    Tuesday-Thursday, 6-8 June 2017, 19:00 – 23:00

    Free entry!

    Musrara Mix Festival, held at the seam line neighborhood of Musrara for the 17th year, is an international interdisciplinary event initiated and produced by the Naggar Interdisciplinary School of Art and Society. The festival is set to host simultaneous music and art happenings around public spaces, outside local homes and inside the gallery grounds – allowing to roam freely around a stimulating, artistic, sensory expanse.


    The 17th Festival Theme: Tera Incognita – East and West in a Hybrid World

    Art Director: Avi Sabag

    Curator: Sharon Horodi

    Music Director: Eran Sachs, Ilan Green, S

    This year will see festival’s participants explore the Terra Incognita, or uncharted territory, and reflect voices and processes along the spectrum that spans from East to West, North to South, from cutting-edge technology to shamanism, in combinations that allow to experience a hybrid state as well, a state in-between; a taste of a world different than the one we know and a new, multicultural kind of worldview. Dozens of local and international artists (hailing from India, Cameroon, China, Germany, Poland, USA, Turkey, Russia, Britain, France, Kenya, and others), alongside students (from Musrara and other institutes) are going to put their works on display around the neighborhood, as they join hands to weave new cultural and human possibilities with music, performance art, videos, Techno Tai Chi, contemporary shamanism, storytelling, and even local cuisine.


    Participants include: Julian Rosefeldt (Germany), David Krippendorff (Germany) Sajan Mani (India), Natalia Mali (Dagestan), Bjørn Melhus (Germany), Ma Li (China), David Guy kono (Cameroon), Varvara Shavrova (Russia), Louis Henderson (England), Hale Ekinci (Turkey), Mwangi-Hutter (Kenya/Germany), Ann Oren, Alona Harpaz, Mati Shmuelof, David Adika, Raafat Hattab, Elham Rokni, Amit Zoran, Yael Shachar, Tzzazit Collective, Vered Nissim, students at Musrara’s department of New Media in Musrara’s Wonder Yard – an intuitive, unique and multi-sensorial interactive space for all ages, inspired by travelling circus traditions, among other things.


    The music acts include: Tigris Band featuring Liaz Charhi (LIRAZ) at the central stage, CRuNCH 22 featuring Shai Zabari – exclusively for this festival! Zaaluk Band – Moroccan Groove, Hynom Band with Middle-Eastern Psychedelia, and others. On top of these, the three days of the festival are also set to feature a musical program that celebrates contemporary trends of experimental and electro-acoustic music over two halls simultaneously, with acts like Ben Vida (USA), Alex Drool, Meira Asher, Robert Petrović (Poland), Jane Doe, Ensemble of Terror, and others.


    Sharon Horodi, curator: “For me, the theme of this year’s festival is more relevant than ever. In a time marked by deep political upheavals around the world, it is all the more appropriate to look at things through the cultural prism, examine changes through the permeation that happens when cultures pervade each other to beget new life forms. The world is now facing waves of change, and I believe that culture plays a considerable role in diverting these changes in a positive direction. As in every crisis, the Terra Incognita facing us poses at once a danger – and an opportunity.”

    For further details, please contact

    Dar Moussafir (Mira Ann Beinart, Public Relations)


    Musrara’s website

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