Friday, August 6, 2010
Here we go again with another rendition of Hava Nagila. We've already brought you a selection of performances from India, Thailand, Israel, Russia, Texas, the UK, Cuba, and a Beatles tribute band. Now for something completely different.
Yakov Yavno (also known as YaYa) is a Russian-born singer and actor based in New York. Already a beloved headliner around the globe, YaYa sings in many languages, including French, Spanish, Russian, Yiddish and English. He has also achieved notable success in other arenas: stage presentations, films and recordings. Yakov incorporates folk, pop and classical music into his contemporary arrangements. In so doing, he paints an eclectic canvas; a reflection of today’s world.
Here is a clip from one of his musical extravaganzas featuring his version of Hava Nagila, complete with colorfully costumed dancers and singers. Enjoy!