Friday, August 20, 2010

Hava Nagila Around The World: Violina Plays In Estonia

What's the most likely song to be played by three talented Estonian electric violinists in ultra-tight dresses?  Isn't the answer obvious?  Of course.  It's Hava Nagila.

In the past few months we shared with you some exotic and unusual versions of Hava Nagila, from  India, Thailand, Israel, Russia, Texas, the UK, Cuba, and a Beatles tribute band.

But wait...there's more.  Just this week we discovered this new video of the Violina players, so we're adding it to our ever-growing collection of Hava Nagilas.  We hope you enjoy watching and listening to it.   

These musicians with their distinctive white violins, performed on the Estonian TV show, Tahed Muusikas, or Music Stars.  They play a wide range of pop music and Eastern European folk music.

But wait again...there's still more.  Estonia offers more than pretty electric vionisits.  There is a growing Jewish presence in this country that shares its borders with Russia and Latvia, and is a 2 hour ferry ride to Helsinki, Finland.

Chabad has built a new, modern synagogue in Tallinn, Estonia's capital city.  Around the time of its opening in December 2008, the Jewish Community of Estonia produced a video showing the emergence of Jewish Life in Estonia that we'd like to share with you.  Enjoy!

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