Friday, November 25, 2016
Hevenu Shalom Aleichem is one of the most widely played and sung Hebrew songs around the world, probably second only to Hava Nagila. We have been sharing versions of this song as performed in India, Guatemala, Australia, Korea, Belarus, and in an Irish pub.
We came across a version of Hevenu Shalom Aleichem performed at a concert in Belgium by Helmut Lotti, a Belgian tenor and singer-songwriter. He performs in several styles and languages.
Once an Elvis impersonator, he has sung African and Latino hit records, and he crossed over into classical music in the 1990s. Lotti sings fluently in his mother language Dutch, as well as Afrikaans, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Russian, Spanish, and Ukrainian. He has sold over 13 million albums worldwide and received over 90 platinum and 70 gold albums. Lotti does volunteer work as an ambassador for UNICEF.
Enjoy and Shabbat shalom!
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