Sunday, April 25, 2010

Hava Nagila Around the World: Thailand Burlesque (Second of a Series)

Back in November, we posted a rendition of Hava Nagila by the Cornerstone Singers of Texas.  We said in the blog post that it's a rendition unlike any you've ever heard.  That may have been true, but since then we've come across even more unusual versions of what's probably the most played (and in the opinion of many, overplayed) Jewish song of all time.  

But the song's appeal somehow crosses geographic, cultural, and religious boundaries to keep it popular all over the world.  So we decided to share with you some of the most unexpected performances of Hava Nagila.  We think you'll really enjoy them, but we'll post them one at a time.  

We're starting with a burlesque-style performance in Thailand, that we're calling the second of the series, the first being our post from Texas last November.  The singer starts out with a few bars of the title song from the film Exodus, and then launches into Hava Nagila.  So sit back, watch, enjoy, and have some laughs.  It's OK to laugh out loud (LOL).  We did!