This year, we offer you a concentrated festival comprising, almost entirely, of original productions that will flood the imagination with additional, possible realities. A festival that curates reality through meticulously produced artworks, expands your mind and also tries, wherever possible, to influence that reality in return. During the three weeks of Mekudeshet 2018—and actually at any given moment—we try to go back to our roots, to the spring or the heart of the city, and to call on everyone who believes—no matter what—to come to Jerusalem, to come find what is sacred for them, to come in peace.Tongues of Fire
Two performances with one ticket
Doors open: 10:30pm / Performance begins: 10:45pm
Baba ZuLa (Turkey)
Red Axes Feat, Yakomin (Israel, Ivory Coast)
For one night, the Tower of David will turn into a new tribal camp where a fire (both metaphorically and actually) of revelation and dedication will be lit by bands from the four corners of the earth.
You are invited to join us on a transformative journey that draws its inspiration from the tribal music from almost every corner of the earth, during which the fire keepers, on stage, will lead you into private and collective trance. If you chose just to come to the second set, a lively, fast tempo hypnotic experience awaits you.
In the second blistering set, the first band to take to the stage will be Baba ZuLa, which has built an international following thanks to their colorful, energetic and mesmerizing performances that turn the stage into a platform for sweeping and magical ritualistic experiences. Bringing the curtain down, will be a first-time, joint performance, for Mekudeshet, by the Israeli electro band, Red Axes and the Yakomin lineup from the Ivory Coast.
The set will end, towards the third watch, with an electronic tribal celebration in a party that will keep the fire alight.