“I will sing to Hashem as long as I live; all my life I will chant hymns to my God.” Psalms 104:33 (The Israel Bible™)
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Fans and enthusiasts of the Grateful Dead have something new to sing about: several of the iconic band’s songs have been translated into Hebrew. The unique project was spearheaded by Israeli rapper Chen Rotem, founder, frontman and lyricist of The Promised Land, a Hebrew-language cover band of the Grateful Dead.
The Grateful Dead were a hit band for over forty years, playing more than 2,350 concerts over their long career. They promoted a sense of community among their fans, many of whom followed their tours for months or years on end. The group often provided free food, lodging, music, and health care to fans along the way.
“The Grateful Dead remain exceedingly popular today,” noted Roni Segal, academic adviser for The Israel Institute of Biblical Studies, a company which offers language courses online, to Breaking Israel News. “Though to some, their name might imply heavy metal, the group is actually known for their unique blend of poetic lyrics and rhythms leading to this new Hebrew music experiment which just might be a great way to learn Hebrew.”
Grateful Dead’s “Brown Eyed Woman” in Hebrew by The Promised Land
Followers of the Grateful Dead are nicknamed “Deadheads”. The original groupies consisted of a disproportionate amount of Jews and people disillusioned with the establishment who sought a community based on peace, love and rock and roll.
The Promised Land is an apropos name for a Grateful Dead cover band: its performers are from Israel, and one of the Grateful Dead’s cover songs, originally performed by Chuck Berry, is called “Promised Land”. The song includes the lyrics, “I woke up high over Albuquerque, On a jet to the promised land…Tell the folks back home, this is the promised land calling.”…
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