Arts videos

Stacey Solomon performs debut single

By Jennifer Lipman, May 25, 2010
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The X Factor star performs her new single 'At Last'

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Israel's Harel Skaat rehearses for Eurovision

By Jennifer Lipman, May 25, 2010
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Israel's contestant for the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest practices the ballad ‘Milim’

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Matisyahu's new single 'One Day'

By Jessica Elgot, May 13, 2010
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The new single from Grammy-nominated Jewish reggae artist Matisyahu is 'One Day'

The single, released on June 14th, is the first from his new album 'Light' - his first full-length record in three years. It was used by NBC as part of their coverage of the Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010.

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Umlala in the Battle of the Bands

April 28, 2010
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Filmed by Jessica Elgot
Edited by Chris Burton

An Israeli band took London by storm on Tuesday night as finalists in the Global Battle of the Bands.

Umlala, a kooky five-piece band from Jerusalem, are fronted by 21-year-old singer-songwriter Josef Leiman, the grandson of late Marble Arch synagogue rabbi Morris Unterman.

www.myspace.com/umlalainuse

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Chasidim wedding band feat. Lady GaGa

By Jessica Elgot, March 25, 2010
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Yoel Brach Productions play a very special medley for Shaya and Perry's wedding, showing us their take on Lady Gaga's Paparazzi, Just Dance and Bad Romance.

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David Baddiel's The Infidel

By Jessica Elgot, March 10, 2010
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In David Baddiel's new comedy, a devout Muslim Londoner, played by Omid Djalili discovers that he's adopted, and that he's Jewish.

The Infidel is in cinemas on April 9.

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Jewish Primary Schools Choral Festival

March 8, 2010
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Highlights from The 3rd Annual Jewish Primary School Choral Festival, in aid of British Friends of Kiryat Noar, Jerusalem.

The festival included performances from Wolfson Hillel Primary in Enfield, Michael Sobell Sinai School in Kenton, Mathilda Marks Primary in Mill Hill, Naima Jewish Preparatory School in Maida Vale, Independent Jewish Day School in Hendon, Rosh Pinah Primary in Edgeware and Moriah Jewish Day School in Pinner.

The performance took place at Arts Depot in Finchley.

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Eprhyme at Sandy's Row synagogue

March 2, 2010
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It was a fusion of ancient architecture, traditional klezmer, Middle East politics and dirty hip-hop when New York rapper Eprhyme stormed Sandy’s Row synagogue on Wednesday night.

More than 60 people, both old and young, filled the gallery and danced around the ornate bimah and ark at 250-year-old synagogue in east London, the oldest Ashkenazi shul in the capital.

Eprhyme, aka Eden Pearlstein, entertained the crowd with Michael Jackson samples, jazz, funk and klezmer beats and rap lyrics covering kabbalah, Jewish identity, radical politics and climate change.

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