Friday, May 13, 2011
Last June we profiled Daniel Ahaviel, a British klezmer violinist who made aliyah to Israel in 1988. His violin playing covers an amazing range of musical styles, including chassidic, klezmer, and Irish.
This week he made an appearance at a Chassidic wedding in London, playing a combination of music from the Irish productions Riverdance/Lord of the Dance, and traditional Chasssidic music.
Watch the reactions of the wedding guests in their shtreimels as they look on in fascination at the surge of Irish music, not quite knowing what to do with it. As soon as the style shifts to familiar Jewish music, they quickly figure out what to do. Dance!