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Experience Jewish music with a hostel in London

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Experience Jewish music with a hostel in London
Fans of Jewish culture may like to visit London next month to see Klezmer in the Park.

The music event takes place at Regents Park Bandstand in the Big Smoke on September 5th, so those thinking of attending may like to book a hostel in London as soon as possible.

The spectacle gets its name from what its website describes as "vibrant and soulful music" played at Jewish weddings and parties across eastern Europe.

"It is enjoying a worldwide revival and is now one of the most popular genres in world music, reaching well beyond its Jewish origins."

There is an array of Klezmer bands in Britain, some of which will be on show at the event between 13:00 BST and 17:00 BST, giving you plenty of time for a lie-in in your London hostel.

Master of ceremonies and Radio 3 presenter Max Reinhardt - who has appeared on the BBC World Service - will be presenting acts throughout the day.

These include Rumpelstiltstein, Klezmer alter-egos of Brighton-based stilt walking band The Top Bananas, who will take to the stage at 16:00 BST.

An exhibition on three-and-a-half centuries of Jewish cultural activities in the capital could interest those who are keener to learn about history rather than music.

In addition, kosher food will be on sale at the event, as well as CDs, books and Jewish articles, and there are free activities for children.

The spectacle also comes recommended by London assembly member Nicky Gavron, who noted: "It's great to see Klezmer in the Park as a sequel to Simcha on the Square being staged again this year."

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