Global MekoRock - Sources of the Future
Over 200 spectators – among whom, of course were friends, parents, Jewish community members – admired the final annual concert of Global MekoRock – My Voice project at the KJJC.
80 young musicians, composers, poets, artists, dancers presented a year-long work of wonderful, original creations based on the Torah eternal texts. Extremely talented is not just a phrase to describe creations by composers of classic orchestra music Dan Yakovlev, Ovidiiu Antonovich or Daniella Corcodeal, touching and deep songs by Odri Byrca, Tais Logvinenko, Nadezhda and Evgheny Volk (sister and brother), Marian and Alexey Styrcha (father and son) expressive and symbolic drawings by Katya Rezin, Arina Andriushenco, Jacqueline Mandalac and many others.
“Our event would not be such successful without support from our partners, from the JCC Global leadership and Jewish Family Service NES”, said Stella Harmelina, JCC KEDEM director and Moldova Global MekoRock creative director. “We are so thankful to all of you and also well I express my deepest admiration to all our participants for their talent and masters for patience and help”.
“The original name of the project MekoRock has the roots in the Hebrew word mekorot – sources and we surely can see in this wonderful idea that unites efforts of children and adults, JCCs and communities from very apart countries, Jewish values and strength of art sources of development, perspective, sources of the future”, said Michael Finckel, general coordinator of Moldova Global MekoRock.
"Where Did I Meet Victory?"
In 2015, the world celebrated the 70th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany. As a result of genocide in Europe over six million Jews were killed. Hundreds of thousands fought in the Red Army and the Allied armies. Today in Moldova about forty Jewish veterans - participants of the Great Patriotic War live. In Chisinau, there are only twelve people, but to our great regret, not all of them for reasons of health could participate in the festivities. JCC KEDEM Republican Volunteer Center has prepared its own program for these holidays, gathering in the Jewish home both veterans and people who never forget, and pay tribute to all those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom and life.
The program entitled "Where Did I Meet Victory?" supposed a documentary film shooting. A group of volunteers worked on it for a few months. Professional psychologist and other specialists gave advice to volunteers on how to communicate with veterans, asking them questions, keeping in mind that all interviewed were quite elderly people.
This film became the core of the festival, which was held at the Jewish Cultural Center on Sunday, May 10. The program began in the open air, where the veterans and guests were met by wartime melodies and songs by musical orchestra Lyceum Rachmaninov.