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
Ofer "Schoolmaster" in a musical ping pong with Doug Shipton
Bollywood horror music, soundtracks from the Jodorowsky cult movies, introduced the mythological Turkish singer, Selda, to the world and even a new release by the unknown Israeli artist, Ami Shavit, who recorded an experimental synthesizer album in the 70s—all of which was found and released by Doug Shipton, way before vinyl digging was cool.
Now that the intriguing British record label reached barmitzvah age, DJ Ofer “Schoolmaster” Tal asked the boss at Finders Keepers to play and tell the story of some of the stranger records he has in his collection. What happened next is the result of a musical ping pong between two vinyl junkies along a Jerusalem-Manchester axis.