Thursday, July 16, 2015
Jewish Traces in Unexpected Places: Miami Boys Choir's "Hinei Ma Tov" Causes Flash Mobs to Erupt Worldwide
Who would have thought that a 1999 recording of a traditional Hebrew song by a bunch of Jewish choir boys would start a flash mob dance craze around the world?
But that's just what effect the Miami Boys Choir has had on dancers in the streets of cities in America, Canada, Europe, and even Saigon, South Vietnam.
The Miami Boys Choir, founded and directed by Yerachmiel Begun, has moved to Manhattan since releasing its first few recordings.
They are now more popular than ever, and their rendition of Hinei Ma Tov on their album Stand Up! has struck a chord internationally.
Here is the dance being performed in the streets of Saigon, followed by the original video of the boys singing and dancing in Jerusalem.
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