Cafés and inns have traditionally been natural places of refuge and conversation where locals and travelers from the most diverse backgrounds could be together in one place and meet on a basic, human level. The OMAcafé is the growing, grass-roots, public interface of the Other Music Academy (OMA), a visionary project of Alan Bern, other music e.V. and contributing artists. Concerts, exhibitions, workshops and conferences take place in the OMAcafé in a cozy, homey atmosphere.
The floorboards of the OMAcafé come from seven different buildings up to 300 years old, and their differences in material, color and finish stand for the positive diversity that is possible in our own society. People of all ages and backgrounds are welcome in the OMAcafé, as are projects that help create individual and social empowerment. With the generous help of the Federal Cultural Foundation (Kulturstiftung des Bundes), the OMAcafé has been up and running since May, 2014. Many of the Yiddish Summer Weimar 2014 events took place in the OMAcafé, which will become even more central to Yiddish Summer Weimar in 2015 and beyond.

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