The singer that is israeli Elbaz along with Ukrainian actors produced at the start of 2017 a video clip of this track “L’chaim” (To Life! ) that attracted significantly more than five million audiences on YouTube in 2 months. The clip ended up being filmed during the open-air nationwide Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural lifetime of Ukraine outside of Kyiv.
Gad Elbaz came to be on 20 August 1982 within the city that is israeli of into a household of repatriates from Morocco. Their father could be the singer Benny Elbaz and Gab started their musical job at age four. In 2005 Elbaz circulated the record Meanings, which offered a hundred thousand copies in Israel. He’s hitched with three kids and life in Kholon.
Danny Finkelstein, whom directed the recording associated with the clip, has their family members origins in Ukraine and for that reason it’s not by possibility Ukraine in addition to environment of the Jewish-Ukrainian town ended up being selected.
Gad Elbaz with buddies in Kyiv.
The singer found its way to Ukraine at the start of August 2016. This is Elbaz’s trip that is first Ukraine. All of the actors cast for the manufacturing had been locals from Kyiv. The activities depicted when you look at the clip happen in a Ukrainian town by the end associated with the nineteenth century, while the video clip features Ukrainian rural scenery and mass choreography.
A striking character in the clip ended up being the “rabbi” played by 29-year-old US rapper Nissim Baruch, whom in the past transformed into Judaism now lives in Israel. He danced in a black colored overcoat and hefty knee-high boots in severely warm weather with temperatures ranging as much as thirty levels centigrade.
The clip additionally features numerous pets such as goats, horse, birds, and sheep. The pets had been hard to get a grip on during shooting plus an obstinate goat did not follow guidelines. In the interests of one scene, there have been twelve takes of a horse-drawn cart being ridden to foreign women both ends of a slim road.
The clip is distinguished by spiritual themes, which can be main into the ongoing works of Elbaz. Most of the guys wore the yarmulke cap that is traditional.
The songs video clip “L’chaim”
Oleh Artamonov in Pyrohiv.
Oleh Artamonov, the Luhansk-born actor of the “Maskam rad” theater in Kyiv, talked concerning the task with all the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter.
“I happened to be pleased by everything—the movie team, the track, in addition to performers. The manager did every thing feasible to create every star mixed up in clip feel safe. We played the part of dad for the groom within the wedding that is jewish. My partner and “wife” when you look at the clip had been the actress that is wonderful Sayko. The star Oleh Nesterenko played the role of the drunkard completely.
The recording happened in August 2016 when you look at the town of Pyrohiv. There have been wonderful views of this museum, Ukrainian nature, and dazzling climate, with everything leading to a clip that arrived stunning, stunning, and a lot of importantly, lively.
Gad Elbaz and Oleh Artamonov in Pyrohiv.
The dancers danced happily, the artists played fiercely, and throughout all of it every one of us supported Gad with your track and party. We desired a party, and a event ended up being that which we got. ”
The complete movie crew, like the manager and actors, ended up being such as for instance a family that is close-knit. Whilst the pay ended up being modest, our work as well as the environment in the set delighted all of us. First and foremost for most of us, the clip had been came and finished out splendidly. In reality right now this has recently been seen by significantly more than five million individuals. And also this is just a measure that is wonderful” said Artamonov.
It is interesting to notice that before our extremely eyes a trend that is new developed throughout the last five to seven years as young Israelis of Sephardic (North-African) beginning and young spiritual American Jews fly into Ukraine to go to the grave of Rabbi Nachman in Uman. Consequently Gad Elbaz’s clip along with its Ukrainian motifs and elements echoes this youthful environment and presents for them Ukraine as well as its rich history of Ukrainian-Jewish social interactions.