Sunday, February 22, 2015
The Jewish month of Adar started a couple of days ago, and as the saying goes, Mishenichnas Adar Marbim b'Simcha - When Adar arrives, our happiness increases.
For Jewish Humor Central, when Adar arrives, it's time for the Purim videos. Each year since we started blogging, we've been seeing more Purim satire, spoofs, parodies and takeoffs on popular songs. This year is no exception.
With only 10 days until Purim, we'll be sharing the best of the Purim videos as they arrive. We're getting off to a good start with a rousing medley of Hebrew songs for Purim by Vocalocity, a 45-voice modern a cappella ensemble founded in June, 2013, centered in Hod HaSharon, Israel.
Under the musical direction of Kevin Fox (UK) and the baton of house conductor Erez Tal, Vocalocity performs mostly original arrangements of a range of cutting-edge rock/pop/jazz music.
The singers, all of whom come from a background in modern a cappella, range in age but are mostly in their 20s. Plans for 2015 include performing arrangements written for the group by leading arrangers from Israel and abroad, collaborations with leading arrangers, composers and artists, Performing with the Swingle Singers on their Israel tour in March, participating in the Aarhus Vocal Festival in Denmark on May, and most of all forging a distinctive, adventuresome musical vision and voice.
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