Friday, December 13, 2013
Back in March we introduced a series of innovative musical arrangements by popular Israeli singers as part of The Shabbat Song Project -- an Israeli effort to spread the light of Shabbat using new and eclectic instruments.
The arrangers and singers deserve a lot of credit for their creativity and use of a wide range of instruments and musical styles to present in a new light songs that we usually hear only inside a synagogue.
We posted three videos in the series, but overlooked an important one, which we're sharing with you today. It features the Brothers Gat, the same duo that we gave lots of attention to in the past few months, featuring their unexpected renditions of songs by the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Simon and Garfunkel, and The Eagles.
Now known as the Breslov Brothers, Aryeh and Gil Gat are already veterans of recorded music of both the traditional liturgical Hebrew melodies and the classic English pop and rock songs of the last few decades. Their music has a distinctive appeal to music lovers of many genres.
In this video, they play traditional and eclectic instruments in a variety of settings, both indoors and outdoors. The song is Mizmor Shir L'Yom HaShabbat, a Psalm for Shabbat.
Enjoy and Shabbat shalom!
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