Lou Reed celebrated at this year’s Jewish Festival of Arts and Music

Lou Reed celebrated at this year’s Jewish Festival of Arts and Music

Asis D'Orange

Four stages, 30 performances, one day.

The Festival of Jewish Arts and Music has unveiled this year’s program, featuring a jam-packed lineup of musicians, artists and live performers.

Spanning across four stages in the Melbourne Recital Centre, the one-day event will include 30 performances and feature more than 140 local and international artists.

In Australian exclusives, Israeli beatmaker Noga Erez and US singer-songwriter Chris Cohen will be heading to the festival to demonstrate what makes them international names. For this year’s headlining act, indie-pop singer-songwriter Gabriella Cohen and Full Flower Moon Band’s Kate Dillon will pay homage to Lou Reed’s iconic LP, Transformer, released back in the early ’70s.

Other notable highlights from this year’s festival include performances from Deborah Conway and partner Willy Zygier, Paul Kelly, Kate Ceberano, Lisa Mitchell and Alice Skye. Punters can also expect dance performances from Israel Aloni and a drag show from Asis D’Orange.

The Festival of Jewish Arts and Music will be taking place on Sunday September 8 at the Melbourne Recital Centre. For more info, head to the festival website.

FOJAM 2019 Second Announcement

Today we can finally reveal the last of the names to complete the absolutely huge line-up FOJAM 2019. New announcements include Vivien Goldman's keynote address on Jews and Counter-Culture, Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier's exclusive performance 'We Walk the Wire', Neil Morris' (DRMNGNOW) performance paying homage to heroic Yorta Yorta man, Wiliam Cooper and the anticipated line up for FOJAM's centrepiece daytime event, Song of Songs.

Posted by Festival of Jewish Arts and Music on Tuesday, 23 July 2019