Sunday, September 1, 2013

Apple is Dancing Salsa - A French Rosh Hashanah Music Video


An innovative dance group in Paris has created the Apple Dance, made just for Rosh Hashanah. Led by David el Shatran, a musician and dance instructor, the group of 80 participants from 16 different countries, the music video was made in Budapest, Hungary.

David specializes in merging the music of Klezmer and Salsa to create a surrealistic result. This is an example of how country-specific these videos can be. Non-French viewers may not get the references to European comic book characters or the bee costumes, but that shouldn't get in the way of experiencing the fusion of klezmer and salsa music and dance.

We were particularly impressed with the way the dancers bent their bodies to form the Hebrew letters for Shana Tova. This video was produced last year, but came out too late for us to include it in our Rosh Hashana video postings. It's just as entertaining this year.

Enjoy!
 
(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS:  THE VIDEO IS NOT VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY.  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.)