|This iconic song has been recorded by artists as diverse as Dalida, Meir Finkelstein, Ishtar, the Miami Boys Choir, the Abayudaya of Uganda and the dub group Adonai and I. Harry Belafonte recorded a version on his 1960 album, Belafonte Returns to Carnegie Hall. |
Matisyahu has recorded a version of it too.
The 1999 recording of this traditional Hebrew song by a bunch of Jewish choir boys started a flash mob dance craze around the world. The Miami Boys Choir version has been seen in the streets of cities in America, Canada, Europe, and even Saigon, South Vietnam.
The Miami Boys Choir, founded and directed by Yerachmiel Begun, has moved to Manhattan since releasing its first few recordings.
Click below to see the dance being performed in the streets of Saigon, followed by the original video of the boys singing and dancing in Jerusalem.