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World Jew’s Harp Virtuoso – World Virtuoso Khomusist

World Jew’s Harp Virtuoso – World Virtuoso Khomusist

The international jew’s harp performers competition will be held in Yakutsk, Republic of Sakha-Yakutia from 16-17 June 2022. 

More than 40 participants from 14 countries and 11 regions of Russia are to take part in the III International competition-festival of jew’s harp (khomus/vargan) players "World Virtuoso Khomusist". 

The international competition of performers on the jew’s harp "World Virtuoso Khomusist" has a long history. It took place only twice in Yakutsk during the International Jew’s Harp Congress-Festivals in 1991 and 2011. 

According to the results of the two previous competition...

SAVE THE DATE 9TH INTERNATIONAL JEW'S HARP FESTIVAL & CONGRESS 2022

SAVE THE DATE 9TH INTERNATIONAL JEW'S HARP FESTIVAL & CONGRESS 2022

27 - 31 July 2022 Berlin

From July 27 to 31 2022, we present the world's unique Jew's Harp Festival at the ufaFabrik in Berlin. Here, more than hundred of the best Jew's Harp players from many different cultures and countries will come together. Together we would like to give the subject of Jew's Harp playing, which is largely unknown in Germany, an own space. During four days you can expect concerts, sessions, workshops, discussions, lectures, rituals and a Jew's Harp market. In summer, the ufaFabrik will become the ultimate Jew's Harp meeting place: for all those who already play Jew's Harp ...

Obituary Tran Quang Hai

Obituary Tran Quang Hai

Tran Quang Hai has died on 29 December 2021 at the age of 77.
He was a man of love, loving all expressions of life.
He had the soul of an innocent child, with all its curiosity, enthusiasm and vulnerability.
He was a man full of humour, always with a smile in his face and prepared to laugh.
He was a real entertainer, achieving well-acclaimed peaks when singing Beethoven’s “Ode an die Freude” in one-breath-overtone-technique, or when artistically playing the spoons, or when grooving with his self-designed jew’s harp.

Born on 13 May 1944 in Vietnam, Tran Quang Hai studied at the National Conserv...




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