Friday, October 21, 2016
When it comes to spontaneous street theatre in Jerusalem, Zion Square, at the bottom of Ben Yehuda Street is ground zero. And during the intermediate days (Chol Hamoed) of Sukkot and Pesach, Zion Square is where some of the best singers and performers show up to give the passing crowds a good show.
This week we have had quite a show, and we captured performances that we'll be happy to share with you in the coming days, even after the Sukkot holiday is over.
The video below of Adon Olam, the concluding song of the Shabbat morning service, turned into a spontaneous combination of music and dance this week. We know who the guitarist and violinist are, but the lady in gray who suddenly joined the duo with an unexpected dance routine remains a mystery to us.
The singer/guitarist and violinist, known as The Rabbi and Gypsy Lady, are regular performers in Kikar Zion (Zion Square) and also on stage in clubs and theaters around Israel. Rabbi Tomer Peretz's day job is as a teacher of Torah and Talmud, but he is also a singer, composer and guitarist. His musical partner is Alexandra Kanarit. This "Gypsy Lady" is a violinist and composer from the Ukraine.
Enjoy and Shabbat shalom!
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