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Hava Nagila (The Movie)

Underwritten by Judy Estrin
Co-Sponsored by
The Addison-Penzak JCC

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Hava Nagila (The Movie)
Synopsis

This is the definitive, glorious (and musical) story of how the Hebrew song "Hava Nagila" ("Let Us Rejoice"), set to a traditional melody from the Ukraine, became the signature theme of Jewish life. Despite having become truly universal in appeal, the song never lost either its Jewish soul or origin. Featuring interviews with Harry Belafonte, Leonard Nimoy, Connie Francis, and Glen Campbell. Plan to walk out humming—or maybe singing out loud—this very special and universally appealing melody.


Following the Film

Live Musical Performance by Veretski Pass

Veretski PassPlaying in an unbound, energetic "village style", the internationally renown trio Veretski Pass presents a concert of historical klezmer music of Eastern Europe; pre WWII melodies from Ukraine, Carpathian-Ruthenia, Bessarabia and Rumania played on violin, accordion tsimbl, basy and baraban. With unique arrangements and compositions, this trio carries on the ancient tradition of klezmer musicians, playing music of all kinds, but with a recognizably Jewish sound.


Film Details

Director:
Roberta Grossman
Country:
USA
Language:
English
Running time:
75 min.
Year:
2012
Genre: Documentary
Movie Links:
IMDB