By COLlive reporter
Photos by Baruch Ezagui
The annual Soul II Soul concert was a smash hit Sunday, featuring the popular 8th Day Band, the return of Oif Simchas band and Yishai Lapidot, and Eli Marcus.
This year’s show was held at the Master Theater in Brighton Beach, raising the caliber even higher of the usual top-quality production, including dazzling light shows, huge video screens, and breathtaking pyrotechnic displays.
The musical acts were in top form, beginning with an opening performance by Eli Marcus, performing hits from his new hit album, “Yogati.”
Brothers Shmuely Marcus and Bentzy Marcus of 8th Day Band rocked the crowd with their latest hits such as Hooleh, Yaalili, Moses in Me, and their latest hit, the remake of “Babenyu” – My Shtetl is Calling, featuring members of the Crown Heights community.
Yishai Lapidot and Oif Simchas performed their smash hits, giving a high-energy performance of “Dor Metzuyan,” “Od Avinu Chai,” and more.
A highlight of the evening came during remarks by Shmuly Goldman, who along with his wife Tzirl Goldman, directs the Chasdei Soul to Soul organization.
The audience truly understood the mission of Chasdei Soul II Soul when Shmuly Goldman spoke about helping children with special needs make their dreams come true.
At that moment Tamar and Chaim Goldman walked onstage. Tamar told everyone that after a long journey of growth in special schools and camps, her dream came true when she met Chaim and they were married. The audience erupted in cheers. Chaim thanked everyone who supports education of children with special needs, for the impact it has had on his life.
The concert was produced by Shmuly and Tzirl Goldman and Yossi and Mica Soffer as Executive Producers, Mendy Boaron overseeing technical production and Davidi Crombie coordinating the musical production.
Sponsors of the event were:
Davidi and Chani Crombie
Unique Advertising Group
The View Optique