Today we're showcasing the Y-Studs, Yeshiva University's a cappella group. Singing contemporary, Israeli, and of course Jewish music, The Y-Studs have performed before more than 1,000 people at YU's most notable events, and also sang throughout the United States and beyond.
But on Broadway? Really? Well, not in a Broadway theatre, but on Broadway (the street) itself. In this video, the ten members of the group sing a rousing version of Hashem Melech, while tourists watch them joined by Spiderman, one of the cartoon characters who walk around the pedestrian mall in New York City's theatre district.
Does the song sound familiar? It's been covered many times, and became very popular in Israel because of a recording by Beni and Gad Elbaz.
But it all started with Vivir mi Vida, a song in Spanish recorded by Marc Anthony in 2013. The song won a Latin Grammy award for Record of the Year. Below the Hashem Melech video you'll find a video of the original song performed by Marc Anthony in the street outside the studio of the Today Show in Rockefeller Plaza.
Enjoy and Shabbat shalom!
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