Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Ohad - Israeli rockstar Chassid

So you think you know niggunim...right. check this out....

The singer is Ohad Moskovitz, an Israel performer on the Chassid circuit. This is a pretty big budget affair, but, from what I understand, pretty representative of this style of music in Israel. Whew.

One thing I always enjoy about this kind of performance is the use of boys to sing the high parts and provide contrast, the way a female backup vocalist might support a male lead vocalist in a secular concert. It always reminds of how in Elizabethan theater boy actors were used to play female parts for the exact same reason: women were not allowed on stage.

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