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G'vanim & Jaffna: A Concert for Peace & Healing in Troubled Times

Please note the correct start time for the concert is 7:00 PM (Jan. 20).


Saturday, January 20th at 7:00 PM.

In the times in which we live, we find ourselves in need of comfort and connection.  Germantown Jewish Centre, in partnership with G'vanim and Jaffna, invite you to come together, sing together, listen together, and let music lift us and fill us and give us the strength we need to face what life sets before us. 

Tickets: $18/advance, $20/pay-at-door (no charge for children 0-12).  Full & partial sponsorships are available. Please consider sponsoring a ticket for someone in need if you can.  No one will be turned away for lack for funds.

G'vanim - The Hebrew root suggest both "hues" and "diversity" - was formed at Germantown Jewish Centre in order to give expression to the immense variety of Jewish music from around the world, to use that music to deepen the spiritual journeys of who listen to the music, and to spread a vision of Jewish life that celebrates diversity of all kinds.  Their lyrics range from ancient Aramaic poetry to Arabic folk traditions to Modern Hebrew and Spanish, and their tunes come from Iraq and Spain, Poland and the U.S. and Israel, and everywhere in between.  Click here to listen.


Jaffna is an acoustic ethnic fusion group that plays original music inspired by the rich musical traditions of the Middle East and India.  Their music was born in the world music scene of Philadelphia in the early 1990s. This group of instant friends has spent the last 2 decades creating compositions characterized by driving rhythms, ornate melodies, and a dynamic range that spans from meditative to ecstatic.



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