Sunday, January 10, 2016
If you think you’ve heard the most beautiful rendition of Hava Nagila, you may have to rethink it. Recently the Israeli folk song was performed on, of all places, the popular Indian talent show Music Mojo by a band by the name of Amrutam Gamaya.
We've posted more than 50 versions of this song in the 6+ years that we've been publishing Jewish Humor Central, and all of them will be included in our book, Jewish Traces in Unexpected Places, which will be released in a second, updated edition in February.
While the tune is normally fast paced and uplifting, this version definitely stands apart from other versions of the song. Although the tune does quicken near its end, the song is less upbeat and Amrutha Suresh, the lead singer of the group, has a hauntingly beautiful voice.
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