Pulkes Band

  • June 26, 2023
  • 5:45 pm
  • The Village
  • June 26, 2023
  • 7:45 pm
  • The Village
  • June 27, 2023
  • 6:30 pm
  • TD Village Stage

Co-presented with the Ashkenaz Foundation, with the generous support of the Canada-Israel Cultural Foundation


Pulkes is a Balkan-Klezmer band that was formed in 2018 within the walls of the city of Jerusalem. The band has already performed in a variety of festivals around the country and around the world. : InDNegev, Expo 2020-Dubai, Tower of David, festivals tour in Canada and more.

The band's musical show takes listeners on an intoxicating Balkan journey, covering a diversity of genres from Afrobeats to Eastern European melodies. The rhythm and groove of 'Pulkes' do not let any buttocks stay on the chair! The band is made out of 6 musicians, a virtuosic brass section and a powerful Rhythm Section, that will shake every stage.

In 2022, while touring all over Israel the band also released their first EP, recorded in March 2022, and produced by Gergely Barca (Beshodrom); the first single “Rosmarinus” got over 100,000 views in the first week.

The band keeps growing their followers while making a lot of interest in the Israeli music scene.