Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Since starting Jewish Humor Central three years ago, we have brought you 25 different versions of Hava Nagila performed all over the world. Sometimes it seems that this is the most overperformed song in the world. Yet we continue to marvel at the new and different interpretations given by singers and dancers in predictable and unpredictable places.
Just a few days ago, a new sensual, energetic version appeared on the Internet, sung and danced by Georgian pop stars Anri Jokhadze and Veriko Turashvili. It moves very fast, and it's hard to read the signs in the background, but it appears to have been recorded in the streets of Jerusalem, inclucding the Old City, and also on the beach in Tel Aviv.
We think it would make a great advertisement for Israeli tourism, and we hope that the Tourism Ministry sees it and uses it to pull in more visitors.
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