Sounds of the Old City is a festival of international music inspired by the Old City quarters which are a focal point of Jerusalem’s culture and tourism.
It allows visitors the exposure to the musical traditions found in the Old City of Jerusalem where special melodies both ancient and modern, played on a range of instruments and ensembles,
create a collage of beautiful music.
While performing from the wealth of music and culture of Jerusalem,
this festival also strengthens the different quarters and religions through the accentuation on the uniqueness of each group and the connection between all.
The sounds are varied, rich and connect to the stones, the alleyways and the people in Jerusalem.
The musicians are spread out along a circular path,
beginning by Jaffa Gate, moving through the Armenian Quarter,
then the Jewish Quarter, then the Muslim Quarter and finishing with the Christian Quarter,
bringing you back to Jaffa Gate.
Sounds of the Old City is organized in conjunction with the Jerusalem Development Authority,
the Jerusalem Affairs Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality and Ariel Company.
The 4-day event will be full of concerts, special tours, and shows,
but here are some hand-picked happenings you won’t want to miss.