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The Project
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A Social-Musical Initiative

Koolulam is a social musical initiative aimed at empowering communities and strengthening the fabric of society. Through collaborative creative experiences, we bring together people of different backgrounds, cultures, faiths and geographies. Since our formation, we have shown how we can harness the power of musical harmony, and use it to inspire harmony in humanity. Hundreds of thousands of people have already joined the movement to create social change through musical cooperation.

We specialize in bringing together large groups of people in-person or online in a unique artistic collaboration. For a few hours, participants step out of their comfort zone, awaken their senses, and set their voices free. We teach everyone to listen – to themselves and to one another – and then create something powerful together.

Each of our events promotes an important social message such as inclusion, coexistence, or women’s empowerment. The message is woven throughout the entire process from song selection, to the musical arrangement, to teaching each vocal section, and finally performing together. We curate an experience that enables anyone, no matter his or her musical talents, to contribute to an inspiring production. We embrace every voice, find harmony in diversity, and demonstrate the incredible strength and possibilities of a community united in purpose. 

An academic study conducted by Dr. Weiss, based at David Yellin College of Education, found that participants find meaning in Koolulam events because they connect to others and create something more powerful and beautiful than any individual can create alone. The result is that participants feel a sense of belonging to a community where they are seen and heard. 

Over 350,000 people have already taken part in more than 250 Koolulam events around the world. Videos from our events have garnered more than 140 million views and found their way to global leaders, social influencers, and celebrities. Inspired by our breast-cancer awareness video of Let’s Get Loud, Jennifer Lopez and Shakira incorporated Koolulam’s arrangement into their 2020 Super Bowl halftime show.

Koolulam has repeatedly been recognized for its positive social impact. In 2018, Asia Society awarded Koolulam its esteemed Game Changer Award in recognition of Koolulam’s activity in building bridges through song. The following year, UNESCO and the European Broadcasting Union selected Koolulam’s arrangement of One Day to be broadcasted on over 2,000 stations worldwide on World Radio Day, celebrating the theme of tolerance.

Koolulam is setting out to prove that every person has the power and ability to create positive change. Mass singing events are just the beginning. We are now working to expand our impact through collaborative creations in other art forms that will allow us to reach even more people all over the world. Koolulam aspires to be a global engine for good, inspiring people, one song at a time, to add their voice to the movement. 

We believe that people have the strength and ability to change the reality in which they live, and that the community strengthens the individual by embracing and amplifying one’s voice. These are the ideals that we aim to inspire among our participants. This is what Koolulam stands for.

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Or Taicher

Cinematic and Artistic Director

Co-founder, artistic and creative director of Koolulam. Or is the originator and author of the idea for Koolulam, an artist, social entrepreneur and screenwriter, a film and stage director and a graduate of the Sam Spiegel Film School. In 2002, at the aged of 17, Or led effort to organize the disabled community in Israel. In 2003, he was named “Volunteer of the Year” by B’nai B’rith International. Later, he held pivotal roles in social projects such as “Zikaron Basalon” (Memory in the Living Room) and “Krembo Wings”. Or has directed a number of television shows, several short films as well as advertisements for leading television campaigns. In 2018, his comedic network series “Not Everything is Pink” gained national success.

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Ben Yaffet

Conductor and Musical Director

Co-founder, principal conductor, musical director and content creator for Koolulam. Ben is a native of Tel Aviv’s “HaTikva” neighborhood who grew up in a world of music. He began playing the piano at an early age and at the age of 19, he received a full scholarship to The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. At 20, he founded “VocaTikva” – a social a capella group.

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Michal Shahaf

CEO

Co-founder and CEO of Koolulam. Michal is in charge of the project’s overall activity including strategy, PR, media, community management, and communications. Michal is a digital expert and entrepreneur. In 2012, she founded her own digital agency, on-it. Later, she established various online advertising and crowdfunding projects overseas. Michal has given hundreds of lectures in media colleges throughout Israel. At the close of 2016, Michal joined Or Taicher to provide her digital and entrepreneurial expertise in constructing a social-musical project she later named ‘Koolulam’.

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The Crew

The people behind Koolulam are undoubtedly one of the main reasons for its success. The Koolulam crew is comprised of an elite team of professionals, with a passion for making every event the most joyous and meaningful experience for each and every participant. It is a privilege to be a team that never compromises on the quality of their work nor their human kindness.

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Lilach Krakauer

Conductor

Conductor and vocal arranger in Koolulam. Lilach has been a part of Koolulam since day one. Lilach studied choir conducting and musical education in the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance where she had directed the academy’s community involvement centre as well as the academy’s multidisciplinary vocal ensemble. As an arranger, Lilach had the opportunity to write for some of Israel’s best choral ensembles. Lilac deeply believes in the power of singing as a way to connect all people of the world. Therefore, she constantly studies the art of the modern vocal world and the conducting tools it has to offer our modern days. As part of this study, she participated in various master classes in Israel and around the world as a choral conductor and vocal leader (Royal Academy of Music, Denmark: The Intelligent Choir method, the Anúna Choir: the Anúna method, Ireland). On her free time you will probably find Lilach anywhere in Nature with her family.

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Yaron Eigenstein

Chief Music Producer

Chief Music Producer, arranger, composer, and founding team member of Koolulam. Yaron is a graduate of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.

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Noa Shaham

Video Director and writer

Noa is a director and screenwriter. Noa is the Director of Koolulam’s music videos and creates all the video content. Noa graduated film school in the Sam Spiegel Film School in Jerusalem.

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Sela Waisblum

Head of Sound Department & FOH

Sound Engineer. Head of Sound Department and Front of House in Koolulam.

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Barak Yehezkeli

Recording Engineer

Sound Rrecording Eengineer. Founded a studio sound school “Pluto” where he works with top artists from Israel and abroad.

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Past events
Aug 22, 2018 | Important Place | ״One Love״
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Apr 14 21
Mt. Herzel
״Tetaaru Lachem״

On Israel’s 73rd Independence Day, Koolulam gathered around 300 of Israel’s medical crews to salute...

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Apr 19 20
Across The Globe
״Fix You״

For the past three years, Koolulam has been encouraging people to leave their homes, leave...

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Aug 15 19
Latroun amphitheater
״Yesh Bi Ahava״

8,000 people came together at the Latroun amphitheater to sing about love and how it...

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Oct 15 19
Tel Aviv
״Let's Get Loud״

On October 15th, 2019, Koolulam collaborated with 'One in Nine' NGO to mark International Breast...

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Dec 11 18
Eshkol Regional Council
״Me'alai Dmama״

Koolulam and Eshkol Regional Council invited 3,500 people to sing together, in three-part vocal harmony,...

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Oct 24 18
Johannesburg, ZA
״I lived״

Koolulam partnered with King David Schools, Johannesburg, South Africa, and gathered 3,500 South Africans to...

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Jun 14 18
Jerusalem
״One Love״

In honor of the historic visit to Israel by Indonesia’s religious leader Sheikh Haji Yahya...

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Apr 20 18
Jezreel Valley
״Mahapecha Shel Simcha״

2,000 people met in the Jezreel Valley for a post-independence celebration

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Apr 09 18
Tel Aviv
״Al Kol Eleh״

In honor of Israel's 70th Day of Independence, we gathered 12,000 strong, to sound our...

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Mar 21 18
Jerusalem
״Hai״

600 Holocaust survivors and their families gathered at Beit Avi-Chai in Jerusalem, to celebrate life.

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Mar 13 18
Rishon Lezion, Jerusalem, Dimona, Ashkelon, Kiryat Motzkin.
״BaGilgul Ha'ze״

100% !Koolulam participated in Good Deeds Day, and held 5 events simultaneously, with 7,500 people,...

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Feb 26 18
Tel Aviv
״Titanium״

In honor of International Women's Day, Koolulam invited 2,000 women who have never met before,...

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Feb 14 18
Haifa
״One Day״

3000 people, three languages and one Haifa - all singing Koolulam.

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Jan 01 18
Tel Aviv
״Mehuzakim LaOlam״

As part of Tel Aviv-Jaffa's Social Involvement Week, Koolulam invited 2,000 people from all across...

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Oct 12 17
Tel Aviv
״Believer״

600 people who had never met before came together to record a song for the...

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Sep 07 17
Jerusalem
״Lashir Itach״

This song was performed and recorded at Beit Avi Chai in Jerusalem.

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Apr 15 17
Tel Aviv
״Or Gadol״

This song was performed and recorded in Tel Aviv and was Koolulam's first ever public...

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Aug 22, 2018
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Important Place
״One Love״

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What do you get when you put 540 total strangers...
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Israeli mob belts out hit song ‘Believer’. Social music venture...
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3,000 Jews and Muslims Sign Up to Learn a Song...
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2,000 Israeli women sing Sia’s ‘Titanium’ for Women’s Day
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Mass singing initiative works to change fractured Israeli society’s tune
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What a beautiful musical message from holocaust survivors and their...
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"Hundreds of Holocaust survivors gather to sing ode to life...
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One president, 40 musicians and 12,000 singers.
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"קולולם ה-70": 12 אלף איש, נשיא המדינה ושלומי שבת שוברים...
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Only in Israel could there be an organization like Koolulam,...
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לראשונה במזרחית: במסגרת המיזם 'קולולם' 2,000 איש מכל המגזרים, נפגשנו...
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Koolulam “Ce qui compte: avoir un projet commun”
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When a rabbi, sheikh and priest meet, it may seem...
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רב, אימאם וכומר שרים את ONE LOVE של בוב מארלי...
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Jews, Muslims and Christians, young and old, most of them...
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The hundreds who took part in the Koolulam musical event...
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Thousands of participants and graduates of MASA program arrive this...
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אלפי אנשים הגיעו לשיר עם הדרום: "להדליק את האור על...
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يوم الاذاعة الدولي: الحوار التسامح السلام
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The Hebrew, English and Arabic version of 'One Day' by...
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Singing in Jerusalem, Harmonizing in Washington
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Koolulam goes unplugged in Jerusalem
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J.Lo uses Israeli group’s version of 'Let’s Get Loud' at...
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MÉXICO UNIDA EN UNA SOLA VOZ CON KOOLULAM
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5,000 people sing ‘Fix You’
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Mar ׳21
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קולולם צוותי רפואה - בטקס המשואות
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מופע הצדעה לשלל הצוותים הרפואיים ברחבי הארץ בשירה המונית ("קולולם"),...
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El homenaje a Israel, de una israelí muy singular
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KoolSchool
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Koolulam is first and foremost a social initiative – meant to make the world a little bit better. For this reason, we find it only natural to bring Koolulam to the heart of the next generation – our children.

Koolulam is in the process if developing a unique and rich educational program – to be implemented in schools.

In 2018 alone, Koolulam has been approached by more than 500 different educational institutions, all requesting to hold Koolulam events. It is evidently clear to educators, as well as to us, that Koolulam events hold tremendous educational value.

For this reason, we have set in motion the establishment of a new and central project in Koolulam – KoolSchool. KoolSchool will allow children and teens to experience the empowering process of a Koolulam event – not only in participation but also in production.

Koolulam will arrive at schools to take students through an immersive process – teaching them how to produce their very own Koolulam event from A to Z. We are HIGHLY excited about this.

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