Here's the group doing their acappella rendition of Matisyahu's "One Day."
These guys are phenomenal and so is their debut CD which was produced, recorded and mixed by Mike Boxer of renowned acappella group Six13 fame! In the fall of 2007, the YU (Yeshiva University) Acappella Group set out to showcase their university's latent cultural side. Though they didn't yet have their cool name (a play on YU's athletic clubs, the Maccabees) and stood pretty stiffly during their first few performances, these trailblazers cleared the way for the future of the performing arts at Yeshiva University. Committed to the philosophy of Torah u-Madda, the integration of traditional and secular wisdom, the Maccabeats perform an eclectic array of Jewish, American, and Israeli songs. Their trademark piece, arranged by musical director Julian Horowitz, is the epitome of this synthesis, combining some of the most beloved words of Jewish liturgy - Lecha Dodi - with Leonard Cohen's meaningful and melodic Hallelujah. The Maccabeats have performed in venues from New York's Madison Square Garden to Orlando, Florida (and everywhere in between), and are available to enhance a special occasion, or bring a message of Jewish life to your community. For Chanukah 2010, The Maccabeats recorded and shot a music video entiled "Candlelight" sung to the tune of the pop song "Dynamite" by Taio Cruz. It featured latkes, candles and a telling of the Chanukah story. The music video immediately went viral and has been viewed by millions on YouTube and many other sites. As a result of their sudden fame, the group was featured and interviewed on radio, network TV and cable stations nationwide. (NOTE: No musical instruments were used in the production of this album. Certain sounds were produced using the human voice and may sound like real musical instruments.)
Go the Distance
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My Father's Zemiros (Acappella) Fried, Avraham & Family
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Taste of Eternity - A Musical Shabbat - Part 1: Friday Night Service & Table Songs (Z'mirot) Western Wind Ensemble & Various Artists