Thursday, February 6, 2014
In 1972, Canadian singer Neil Young composed and sang the song Heart of Gold. It's been covered by many singers in the ensuing 42 years, but one of the more interesting renditions is the one performed by the new Israeli singing sensations Gil and Arie Gat, variously known as the Gat Brothers and the Breslov Brothers.
In the last year the two Breslov Hasidim have gone from street musicians on Jaffa Street in Jerusalem to second place winners in the Israeli popular TV show Rising Star, where they performed works by Simon and Garfunkel, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, and The Eagles.
Last month they made their first appearance in the USA, performing at the Avenue J Music Festival in Coconut Grove, Florida, on January 14. Here's a video of their performance.
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