Sunday, April 6, 2008

The Sound of Culture Fusion:
Jewish Reggae Artist Matisyahu

--fashion + travel + music--

As we have moved increasingly towards a multi-cultural existence, it is inspiring to see an artist of the caliber of Matisyahu, whose talent is unquestionable and whose approach brilliantly embodies the cultural fusion that is so in spirit with the time.

The artist is a Hasidic Jew straight out of Crown Heights Brooklyn and is shaking up the music scene with his innovative mixes of English, Yiddish and Hebrew lyrics that are delivered with pulsating rap/reggae rhythms that are so incredibly good that he is getting serious nods from fellow rappers. Matisyahu albums "Youth" (released in 2006) and "Matisyahu Live at Stubbs" (released in 2005), were both received to rave reviews. Both offer a unique and utterly enthralling listening experience (available on Amazon.com).

Here is a sample of his fantastic hit "Jerusalem." Check out his site for concert and appearance dates!








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