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Shalom on Szeroka Street

01.07.2023 - 18:00 / ul. Szeroka | live:

Shalom at Szeroka Street – line-up:

18.00 – Orkiestra Klezmerska Teatru Sejneńskiego, Frank London i Lorin Sklamberg

19.20 – Liraz (info below)

20.50 – Boom Pam feat. Neta Elkayam, Kutiman i Shai Tsabari (info below)

22.15 – Piyut Ensemble

23.10 – Michael Winograd & The Honorable Mentshn feat. Josh Dolgin


After three years of absence, “Jewish Woodstock”, that is a concert lasting many hours and the only one playing Jewish music, known as Shalom at Szeroka is back to ulica Szeroka in Krakow!

The invigorating breeze of fresh Jewish music will come from the four corners of Israel and the world of the Diaspora, swirling in the heart of Kazimierz, captivating us all and taking us past the boundaries of prejudice and time, where – surprisingly! – there is no division into religions, races, genders, political parties or the like and where – surprisingly! – everyone is engulfed by the same Invigorating Breath/Ruah, that is, the Holy Spirit of Normality.

We will start with the ritual of blowing the shofar. We will thus cleanse the air of political and religious pollution so that it will be easier for all of us to breathe. And we will end by blowing the shofar to scare away these evil spirits. So, let everyone bring their own shofar!

Here you can learn more about the history, anecdotes, and interesting facts from over 30 years long history of the Shalom concert.

Join us for 6 hours of a musical journey to the world of diverse contemporary Jewish culture from Israel and the Diaspora with (among others):


Singer, songwriter and actress Liraz has taken her shimmering electro-pop underground. She’s turned it into something dangerous and even more beautiful than before. For her second album, Zan (“Women” in Farsi), the Israeli-Persian singer collaborated online with composers and musicians from Iran.

Her third album Roya, presented last year in the Tempel Synagogue and now returns to Krakow, was recorded in collaboration with Iranian artists, who secretly and bravely joined Liraz and her Israeli band for 2 weeks of recordings in Instanbul. Everything had to be secretive to avoid the gaze of Tehran’s mullahs and secret police. The result is her private revolution, songs with a true message, music to make people dance and smile – and above all, think.

Iranian artists performed onstage together with Israeli musicians during this concert at the Tempel synagogue.  They will join Liraz nad her musicians again this year!

Join us to listen to the voice of women, who were deprived their voice!


Tel Aviv-based band Boom Pam formed in 2003. This year they are coming to Krakow, to Jewish Culture Festival, to Shalom on Szeroka Street concert with their guests (Neta Elkayam, Kutiman ad Shai Tsabari) to celebrate their 20th anniversary!

Boom Pam – one of the best known and recognized Israeli bands – plays a mixture of Mediterranean rock and surf music in the format of a unique quartet including: Electric Guitar, Tuba, Keyboard and Drums. Their live act was an immediate success and could be seen in various forms, ranging from concert halls to wild alcohol soaked parties. Initial highlights for the band included playing at the reunion show of legendary band Minimal Compact & Emir Kusturitza’s “Non Smoking Orchestra” and showcasing at WOMEX 2006 (the World Music Expo) which launched their worldwide touring career. Boom Pam’s debut album went straight into the top ten list of the European World Music Charts. The band continued to be involved in numerous artistic collaborations, such as working with the Batsheva Dance Company, releasing several Israeli hit singles, recording music for films and collaborating with New York based Israeli band, Balkan Beat Box.

The year 2014 was a very exciting year for Boom Pam. The band began their exclusive collaboration with legendary Turkish artist Selda Bağcan, performing also two amazing concerts at the JCF in Krakow – both in Tempel synagogue ad at Szeroka street.

Today they continue creating interesting collaborations with various musicians in Israel and abroad, what you can witness during Shalom concert in Krakow.


Multidisciplinary artist and musician Neta Elkayam has gained recognition worldwide as a performer of North African music. A Key School of Arts honors graduate, Neta creates music and art inspired by Jewish artists of North Africa, linking their spirit and roots to contemporary global arts and music scenes, while integrating Andalusian, Amazigh and Mediterranean influences, rock, pop, and jazz. She appeared at many important stages around the world including the Marrakech International Film Festival, the Institut du monde Arabe, We Casablaca and many more. These last years, Neta collaborated with well-known artists such as Maurice al-Madioni, Nino Bitton, Abir El Abed, Karim Ziad, Mokhtar Gania, Dudu Tessa, Jerusalem East and West Orchestra, Les Femmes de Tétouan, and Symphony Orchestra from Morocco. Neta was awarded the Sami Michael Award for Social Equality (2019) as well as the MDM trophy for being a prominent voice of the Jewish-Moroccan Music (2022) and the ASF Pomegranate Achievement award for Music (2022). She was nominated for an Ophir Oscar Award for her leading role in the 2019 musical film “Red Fields”.


Kutiman’s multifarious career has few equals in music. He’s a songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist, orchestra leader, mixologist, and filmmaker whose relentless quest for new creative expression across multiple artistic disciples has seen him referred to as a psychedelic space funk architect and crowned as one of the world’s great inventors. His career has been marked equally by a gift for collaboration and a thirst for knowledge. Hours of lone study has resulted in a mastery of genres as diverse as Afrobeat, funk, desert blues, Indian raga, Anatolian psych, Thai molam, spiritual jazz, ambient minimalism, dub and house music. Kutiman’s “compulsion to create”, as he puts it, is relentless and recent years have seen him make good on a promise he made to himself to deliver up a number of projects that explored different sides of his musical mind, bringing together many genres of music into one art piece.

Kutiman has been a long JCF’ friend – presented his may projects in the Tempel synagogue as well as at Szeroka street – but it all started in 2013, when he created his great video Mix Krakow during Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow.


In recent years, the Israeli audience discovered the distinctive voice and personality of Shai Tsabari through his collaborations with Berry Sakharof, the Adumey Hasefatot ensemble, Ahuva Ozeri and Idan Raichel’s latest album, as well as through concerts with his acclaimed trio. He also gained many fans in Poland thanks to his performances at the Jewish Culture Festival in 2015 and 2016.

Born in Jaffa in 1974, Shai grew up in the suburb town of Bat-Yam, surrounded by a melting pot of musical cultures and genres. At home, he discovered the intricacies of religious singing through his father, who is a cantor, while his grandmother introduced him to the art of Yemenite percussion instruments and traditional folk song. Often, he used to raid his older brother’s 60’s and 70’s American Rock vinyl collection, while keeping a keen ear on the Middle Eastern and Mediterranean music that was blaring from moving cars and neighborhood homes.

These varied influences continue to play an enormous part in Shai’s interpretation of music as expressed in his debut album Shaharit, where he brings a new spirit to the words of ancient poets, such as Rabbi Saadia Gaon, Ibn Gabirol and Ahuva Ozeri. Shaharit was received with critical acclaim, and won the titles of album, singer and discovery of the year.