Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Hava Nagila Around the World

Don't ask me why, but I was bored for a few minutes and punched 'Hava Nagila' into YouTube. I figured I'd get a laugh at all of the odd versions out there and I wasn't disappointed. Here are two noteworthy versions...

Rootwater - Hava Nagila


Indian Hava Nagila

1 comment:

Asunekants said...

HI:) I bumped into this post while searching for a translation of Rootwater's Hava Nagila...
I am fluent in English, Russian and Hebrew, and yet I can't find one...
Being an Israeli metalhead (there are such creatures:) I heard of this band on the "Witcher" soundtrack and basically fell in love with their sound... Raw, rough and angry and yet very melodic, but I have no idea what they're singing about...

From what I managed to scrape from google's machine translation thingamabob, it tells the story of a man who is "Third generation to the holocaust", and still hiding his judaism, but then again, it's googles "brilliant" translation machine...

Is there anyone who can translate this version from Polish to English, Russian or Hebrew? I would be very grateful...