Friday, January 27, 2012

Mor D. Hai, Uruguayan Singer, Lights Up the Stage With Israeli Medley


As we get ready for our second of three Shabbatot in Israel, we're in the mood for some traditional popular Israeli songs and we'd like to share that mood with you by posting a video by Mor D. Hai,  whose real name is Marcos Cohen. He is an actor-singer and composer who was born and raised in Uruguay but lived in the United States for the past ten years.

Cohen is currently launching his first CD album "Diaspora Sur" in his native city, Montevideo. He started his artistic career working in Musical Theatre. He wrote the music and book of more than ten plays including A Magic Book, Tito, The Big Menace, Robotic Park, CUCU Beat Show, and The Creation.

He recently worked in Hollywood, playing the role the president of Guatemala in The Good Shepherd directed by Robert DeNiro (Universal, 2006.) starring Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie. His song Hay Que Cantar received an award for best original song at the World Championships of Performing Arts (2000) in Los Angeles.

His genre is predominantly pop mixed with Latin beats clearly influenced by the music of Brazil. In some songs he adds a touch of flamenco, Middle Eastern and the nostalgic sounds of Argentinean tango. This blend of styles gives a vibrant and unique sound to his music that makes it very accessible to all type of audiences.

In this video, Mor D. Hai sings and dances to a medley of Israeli songs from his show Diaspora South that most of you will recognize. So enjoy the music and Shabbat Shalom from Jerusalem.

(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS:  THE VIDEO MAY NOT BE VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY ON SOME COMPUTERS AND TABLETS.  YOU MUST CLICK ON THE TITLE AT THE TOP OF THE EMAIL TO REACH THE JEWISH HUMOR CENTRAL WEBSITE, FROM WHICH YOU CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE VIDEO IMAGE TO START THE VIDEO.)