Alex Michoel is the new Jewish Music sensation in Brazil. His new single (cover) music video was shot at the Synagogue Shaar Ha Shamayim in Belem, Para – Brazil.
Adon Olam (Hebrew: אֲדוֹן עוֹלָם; “Eternal Lord” or “Sovereign of the Universe”) is a strictly metrical hymn in the Jewish liturgy written in lines of eight syllables; more precisely, each line is composed of two segments of one yated and 2 tenu’ot, which indeed makes 8 syllables. It has been a regular part of the daily and Shabbat (Sabbath) liturgy since the 15th century.
Its authorship and origin are uncertain. It is often attributed, as least tentatively, to Solomon ibn Gabirol (1021–1058), who is known for his Hebrew poetry, but there is no solid evidence apart from the quality of this hymn and the language appears to be older. It has also been attributed to Rav Hai Gaon (939–1038) and even to the Talmudic sage Yohanan ben Zakkai. Although its diction indicates antiquity, it did not become part of the morning liturgy until the 15th century.
Official music video featuring new artist: Michoel Tavares
Adon Olam: From traditional Jewish liturgy by Solomon Ibn Gabirol (circa 11th century).
Music: “Viva la vida” written by Coldplay.
Cover by: Alex Michoel Tavares
Video Production: Unger Productions
Video editing: Moises Unger
Assistants: David G. Zagury and Pedro Unger
Track recorded @soniquestudio
Special Thanks: Mejer Agroflorestal and Sinagoga Shaar Ha Shamayim.