I first heard the Israeli and Mizrachi singer Yoel Sharabi perform when I was in college. He would be the headliner at some of the Chanukah and Israel Independence Day Concerts on campus. For students he was an entertainer whose music evoked the music of Israel, the Jewish People, and other cultures too. Sharabi sings in a number of languages and this video illustrates his mastery on both guitar and flute.

Filmed at a Queens, NY concert on January 19th, 2008 with a Canon HV20, these highlights of the concert include a selection of Hebrew songs, classic Mizrachi music, a Yiddish lullaby, a song in Spanish, and an up-close display of Yoel Sharabi's agility with guitar and flute. He can even play two flutes at once, though he didn't do so at this performance.

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