An Acoustic Evening with Matisyahu
Matisyahu is known for blending traditional Jewish themes with reggae, rock and hip hop beatboxing sounds, his 2005 single King Without a Crown was a Top 40 hit in the United States. He blasts off yet again with the new album Spark Seeker, a bold new studio album that finds the one-of-a-kind vocalist and songwriter exploring uncharted territory with help from an expansive cast of collaborators. This album is about seeking that spark within. Outer garments, of course, long defined Matisyahu in the eyes of many. I was the Hasidic reggae superstar, he says with a knowing laugh. So when he took to Twitter late last year to post a picture of himself with his new look, he did it with a certain amount of relief. We live in a world where people tend to think in extremes and categorize with ultimate statements, Matisyahu says. While it’s true that at one point it would’ve been pretty accurate to describe me as Hasidic reggae, for most of my career my music has been a blend, a mixture.
- February 12, 2013 7:30 PM Add
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