Hasidic Songs

Aug 31, 2023 - 20:00

Hasidic Songs
event type: Concert
místo: Agudas Achim Synagogue, Skořepka street 13

Avraham Yaakov Taylor, known as Kantor Avraham Taylor, is a respected figure in the Modzitz Hasidic community. He resides in Beitar Illit, an Israeli Orthodox settlement, where he fulfills multiple roles as an educator, officer, and reserve cleric. Taylor acquired his musical training from esteemed singing masters at the Kantor Institute in Tel Aviv. Throughout his career, he has engaged in various musical collaborations and delivered lectures on the history and music of Hasidic communities across the globe. Taylor’s repertoire primarily comprises Hassidic songs, with a particular focus on melodies from the Modzitz Hassidut and compositions by Rabbi Benzion Shenker. It encompasses popular classics alongside simple, yet catchy tunes that captivate listeners through their inspiring and uplifting vocal performances. In addition to the spirited singing, the religious songs, known as niggunim, convey traditional stories that have been an integral part of Jewish households for generations.

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