In light of the recent terror attacks on French Journalists and Jews, and in a show of solidarity for the Jewish community of France, Israeli superstar Gad Elbaz is releasing a new music video to a contemporary upbeat version of Hava Nagila. Hava Nagila which means “Lets be happy” is the most well-known Jewish song, and serves as a universal call to unite all people in song. Gad Elbaz along with Jews, Muslim and Christians dancers, dance at the Place De La Republic, Shanzelize and the streets of Paris accompanied by an eastern European Kleizmer Band.
“Despite the French army presence at every Jewish site, we still felt the fear and heightened tensions everywhere. That however, did not hold us back from singing and dancing to Hava Nagila in the streets of Paris, and spreading the joy.” said producer-Director Daniel Finkelman.” Its all about people taking a stand and refusing to be bullied, we will not hide our identity as Jews, we are proud to be Jewish” Added Gad Elbaz.
Hava Nagila is a production of ZOAB Entertainment and Shlomi Cohen in cooperation with Sparks Next production, co-directed by Finkelman and Aharon Orian Featuring choreography by Daniel Wdowik and Bornstein with dancers from New York, Israel and Paris. With Executive Producers Marco Seroussi, Johanna Arfi and Paris Popack, Hava Nagila is a burst of positive energy and optimism that affirms the unbreakable bond that unites Jews, Christians and Muslims worldwide.
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