Monday, May 14, 2012

Touring Fountainheads Fire Up Audience in New Jersey


Well, we finally got to meet the Ein Prat Fountainheads, a group of Israeli singers, dancers, and musicians from the Ein Prat Academy for Leadership in Israel, and see them perform in person at the Pine Brook Jewish Center in New Jersey last night.

And perform they did, singing the hit songs from their music videos that went viral over the past two years, and adding individual songs and medleys of familiar Israeli songs and a medley of Beatles songs as well. 

After the show we got to talk to lead singers Shani and Yoav, who told us that the Fountainheads have a few groups touring, but it would be difficult for all of the participants in their music videos to travel around and give concerts. We counted more than 70 members of the ensemble in the Purim video. Most of them are students in the various programs at Ein Prat, some are graduates, and some are serving in the Israel Defense Forces. 

If you're going to be in Brooklyn on Thursday, May 17, you can catch them in concert at the East Midwood Jewish Center. If you're in Philadelphia on Sunday, May 20, they will be performing at Congregation Adath Jeshurun in Elkins Park. We asked them what's next? Probably more concerts, and maybe a CD and DVD. Stay tuned.

Last night's group consisted of three singers and five musicians. They filled the stage and the audience took care of filling the aisles. We didn't have a high quality camera last night, so the video is not our best. But you can see the excitement as members of the audience accepted Shani's challenge to get up and dance to the group's music. We also include below a higher quality video of a larger subset of the group touring in Canada last year.  Enjoy!

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The Fountainheads in New Jersey - May 13, 2012

The Fountainheads on Tour in Canada