A Cappella and Band
From Ethan Linden
I just swung by the a capella and band groups to see how things were going. (Don’t worry, I’ll stop by cooking at some point…) I have to say, it is continually amazing to me how many talented campers we have at camp. Both groups sounded terrific, and this after only a day and half of the program. The band group is working on a song from Idan Raichel, a popular Israeli performer who mixes western music with traditional Ethiopian chants and tropes. They sound great, and it is a joy to watch them make the song their own. (A clip of the Idan Raichel’s version of the song, Mi’Ma’amikim, can be heard here.) The a capella group had already mastered a Hebrew song, Yoducha by the time I got there, and they were working on a beautiful arrangement of Lonesome Road, by James Taylor. They also sound fabulous. So much talent on display. It’s wonderful to see it in action.