Thursday, December 20, 2007

"How come you're watching a Rabbi play electric guitar?"

Here's Yehuda Glantz on the Eli Yazpan show. I don't speak Hebrew well enough follow the interview, but seeing Glantz break into La Bamba and seeing his cameo on the TV show "Friends" is priceless. So is the duet of "Cuando El Rey Nimrod" he sings with Yazpan. I won't spoil the punch line to the "How come you're watching a Rabbi play electric guitar" question, though. You'll have to watch and see.

Yehuda Glantz in Eli Yazpan show

According ot his bio, Glantz is "is a true Renaissance man. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he later immigrated to Israel in 1979 where he currently lives with his family. As early as 5 years old, his talent in music began to blossom. During these years he acquired deep and wide knowledge of music through a number of instruments. He has mastered 14 different traditional and ethnic South American instruments like charango, siku, pincuyo, guitar, accordion, keyboard, percussion, etc. He also writes, composes, and produces all his own music in his private studio in Jerusalem. Yehuda Glantz captures the hearts and souls of people around the world with the unique ground - breaking music and through electrifying and colorful performances on stage."

Check out Glantz' MySpace page for more info and lots of his music. Great stuff.

Update: I forgot to thank YouTube user Yair Peled for posting the video. According to his bio, Yair "has been an editor/animation director at Israel National News TV since 2002. Yair is also an illustrator and editor of video clips for religious musicians in Israel. Yair is presently have a new production company to be called "YAM Production" that doing video productions of jewish culture (TV/NET/CELL). Yair also work on is first music album produced by 'The Jerusalem Music Network'." Sounds like an interesting fellow. Peled's YouTube page has other videos of Glantz, a Moshav video, and an animation video.


Ben Bresky said...

He sang LaBamba in Yiddish.

Anonymous said...

Isaac Bittons Sons and Yossi Piamentas son, have a
band and are playing together Monday dec 24 at BB King
in a highly anticipated show of "the next generation
of jewish rockers".

Rock of David

When their threads converged, four wandering musicians
together spun a new groove. It was a natural and
perhaps inevitable occurrence in which musical
heritage was embraced just as old ties re-emerged. A
little over a year ago, two sons of a Moroccan-Rock
legend committed themselves to creative continuity.
Dividing the musical inheritance they received from
their singer- drummer dad, Israel Bitton took hard and
fast to the drums while Yechiel Bitton explored the
rising sound of his chords. Isaac Bitton, who had
stolen the scene in 70s Europe with his Rock n Roll
band “Les Variations,” watched proudly as his kids
carried on the pulsating rhythms of his old Morocco,
ultimately creating a sound of soulfulness and joie de
vivre. But the picture was half-drawn before the
Bitton brothers reconnected with an old friend. In 80s
New York, Isaac Bitton had befriended singer-guitarist
Yossi Piamenta, sometimes collaborating with the
high-spirited, Hendrix-like musician. Now, it was
Piamenta’s son, Yuda, who was to carry the torch. With
personal flair that belied his age, guitarist Yuda
Piamenta brought the artistic tradition of his father
to the burgeoning band. Together, Yossi Piamenta and
Isaac Bitton witnessed a reunion of the next
generation. Another connection drew a fourth member
from his corner of the world. When Yuda Piamenta
introduced bass player Nachum Bloom to the group, the
vision solidified, and Rock of David was born.
Although a soft and seamless induction, the addition
of Nachum to the group instantly raised Rock of David
to its point of entrance. In a similarly seamless
manner, the band made its groundbreaking debut.

Jack said...

Thanks for letting me know. If anyone gets to the show, please let me know how it was. I checked out Rock of David's myspace page, but they don't have any music posted yet.

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This is amazing that some hebrew, start to see the electric guitar very normal. But is the first time that I Know about a Rabbi play a electric guitar.