Friday, February 21, 2014
Here's another in our series of showcasing Jewish singing and instrumental groups that are relatively new on the scene.
We think this video offers a melodic and fresh way of welcoming Shabbat with an unusual twist -- a bluegrass version of Yigdal, the song that ends the Friday night Shabbat service.
We're calling attention to two groups here, Kol Ish, an otherwise a cappella group that got its start at the University of Maryland, and Key Tov, a Chicago-based wedding band that takes Kol Ish out of its usual instrument-free mode and enriches their sound with a solid bluegrass beat.
In this music video, a Kol Ish singer stops on his way to synagogue to pick up a tiny yellow flower, which he takes with him. Nodding off during the service, thoughts of the flower transport him to a farm, where he strolls among the flowers and animals and is joined by the other Kol Ish singers.
As the song (and the service) ends, his colleagues wake him and he leaves the shul wearing a straw cowboy hat. Was it a dream? We'll let you decide.
Enjoy, and Shabbat shalom.
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