Sunday, December 1, 2013
We've been sharing music videos for Chanukah and other holidays by a cappella groups, mostly from the USA. But here in Israel we discovered a group called KippaLive that has all the tunes and all the moves to make some great music videos.
This group of 10 guys has just produced a video that supports an initiative called Ner Mehaber (Candle Unites or Connects) that brings families from different backgrounds together to light Chanukah candles.
The group members have known each other for years but were never very close friends. In the middle of 2011 they started meeting each other on Friday nights after dinner. Instead of the “boring” Shabbat songs, together they put their own “twist” on them and soon this became a Friday night “tradition”.
Soon enough the Ra’anana municipality heard of this group singing in the streets of the city near Tel Aviv and invited them to audition. One week later they were on stage on Yom Haatazmaut singing in front of hundreds of people.
Since then KIPPALIVE turned this hobby in to a profession. They have traveled and continue to travel all over Israel singing at all different sorts of events, from big weddings to small birthday parties.
In this new music video they start out with the traditional Maoz Tzur and liven it up with break dancing. Notice they sing not Nes Gadol Haya Sham (A great miracle happened there) but Nes Gadol Haya Po (A great miracle happened here). All Israel sings the song that way and the Hebrew letters on the dreidels are Nun, Gimel, Hey, and Pey to reflect this fact.
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