As we enter the last days of Pesach, we've had our fill of new Passover music videos and we suspect you have too. But for our last Passover blog post of the year we just have to post this one from Argentina.
As Cnaan Liphshiz wrote on the JTA website,
Passover internet hits are no longer a young person’s game. This year, a group of singers over 60 from the Jewish community of Cordoba, Argentina released their own Passover video clip, based on a pop number a little more to their liking — an Argentine rock ‘n’ roll song from 1964.We'll be celebrating the last two days of Pesach with our kids and grandkids so there won't be any post tomorrow, but we'll be back with our usual mix starting on Sunday.
Titled “The Passover Palito,” it is an homage to the Argentine Elvis admirer Palito Ortega and is based on his hit “Despeinada,” meaning “uncombed.” It deals with an otherwise attractive woman with very unruly hair.
The Jewish version, produced by the Halevay choir of elderly singers from the Masorti wing of Cordoba’s Jewish community, assures listeners their “pretty little face and great figure” will become “a colossal disaster” if they come to “Granny Rosa’s seder” because they will not be able to control their eating when they taste her delicacies.
Designed with 1960s animation, the video was produced for Halevay’s 20th anniversary. It also features the band’s singers sporting 1970s afro wigs and flower power bandanas.
Wishing you a Chag Kasher v'Sameach.
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