Monday, February 22, 2010
Matisyahu, the Hasidic reggae singer formerly known as Matthew Miller, has made a name for himself in the culture of pop music. Now his songs are reaching a much wider audience since NBC selected his song, One Day, as the theme of their coverage of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
Known for blending traditional Jewish themes with Reggae, Rock, and Hip Hop sounds, Matisyahu's single King Without a Crown was a Top 40 hit. Since 2004, he has released three studio albums as well as one live album, two remix CDs and one DVD featuring a live concert.
During the Olympics, he has been giving concerts in and around Vancouver, to the delight of his fans who have been waiting in long lines to get in.
Here is an NBC promotional video for the games featuring the One Day theme song, followed by a live performance in Vancouver and an interview with Fanhouse.com, a sports news website.