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Bollywood Klezmer at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue

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Date(s) - 19/11/2016
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Multicultural musical event Bollywood Klezmer will be held in the UK for the first time, when it comes to The Liberal Jewish Synagogue, St John’s Wood, on Saturday 19 November.

The musical features a selection of Bollywood film songs fused with the Jewish klezmer music of central Europe and the tunes heard in the royal courts of Rajasthan.

It stars Begam Batool, who will be performing outside of India for the first time. Until now, it was only possible to listen to Begam at the court of Rajasthan, where she sings for the closed circle of Maharajas and Maharanis. Begam will be joined on stage by her two sons, Anwar Hussain and Manu Kalwa.

Bollywood Klezmer will come to Britain after first playing in Tunisia and Paris where it opened the Jazz’N’Klezmer festival – Europe’s only klezmer music festival.

Rabbi Danny Rich, the Senior Rabbi of Liberal Judaism, said: “I encourage everyone to come and watch this fantastic fusion of cultures – which blends some of the traditional music and styles of Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Christianity.

“Bollywood Klezmer has already won rave reviews in France, so we look forward to welcoming this annual event to the UK, and to The Liberal Jewish Synagogue.”

Bollywood Klezmer will take place on Saturday 19 November. The musical show begins at 8pm and ends at around 9.30pm. A special Gold ticket that includes a drinks reception and fashion show that starts at 7pm is also available.

Standard tickets cost £15-30 (the Gold tickets cost £55) and can be purchased here.

The Liberal Jewish Synagogue is located at 28 St John’s Wood Road, London, NW8 7HA. It is easily accessible by London Underground, bus, car and bike. For travel and parking information, please visit

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