Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Israeli Dance Flourishes With a Mexican Twist


In 1971, Carlos Halpert organized a group of young Mexican artists, creating an interdisciplinary, traditional Jewish dance group called Anajnu Veatem (Anachnu v'Atem - We and You.)

The group integrates Israeli and Mexican music and dance, linking traditional folklore and contemporary Jewish and Mexican themes.

They have toured almost all the states in the Mexican Republic and some cities in other countries, performing in theaters, open air stages, festivals, concerts in cultural institutions, universities, public plazas, social centers, and regional fairs.

Anajnu v'Atem have performed their signature piece, Un Poco de lo Nuestro, in many venues, including Mexico City's Palace of Fine Arts.  It's a beautiful blend of Mexican and Israeli musical and dance styles, a melange of Tzena Tzena, Hava Nagila, BaShana HaBa'ah, Dovid Melech Yisrael, and Hevenu Shalom Aleichem. We consider it nine minutes well spent and hope you will agree. Enjoy!

(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.)



(A tip of the kippah to Linda Englander for bringing this video to our attention.)

1 comment:

  1. How refreshing to see dancers who are not anorexic!

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