Amram Adar Ft. Itzik Shamli & The Maccabeats
Undoubtedly, one of the BIGGEST songs of the last 10 months was Despacito by Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi featuring rapper Daddy Yankee. The song is THE most viewed YouTube video, boasting over 5.06 billion views. Therefore, it was no wonder when Miami singer Amram Adar released Despacito the “Jewish Version” last summer, and featured the song on his second album.
The song, released as an amazing lyrical music video went viral, with videos posted on social media of singers performing the song at weddings and simchas. Even more so, Amram has been contacted by Jewish schools across the world, including locations like; Brazil, South America, Argentina, Australia and more. These schools are teaching children the lyrics of the song almost as part of the curriculum. The Jewish Despacito is being hailed as THE biggest song in Jewish music right now, making Amram more in demand. It seems that every week he is jetting off to another location around the globe to spread this positive message.
With sefira in full swing, singer Amram Adar hooked up with THE boys of acapella, the world renowned Maccabeats who are known for their acapella prowess, to bring you the most authentic Jewish Despacito vocal version ever heard. This special acapella version will also feature the original duet with renowned Israeli singer Itzik Shamli who wrote the original Hebrew lyrics to the song. These three giants Adar, Shamli and the Maccabeats make for a powerful vocal rendition of this mega popular song, enabling you to enjoy it even now during sefira.
Always have in mind the message of the lyrics, to “take things slow or to slow down.” This Jewish version of the song talks about taking life slow and living it to the fullest. Trust in Hashem that all is for the best and to take one day at a time. What a perfect message for this time of year, when we are all in that final stretch of work and school before Summer break/vacation.
Credits: Based on "Despacito", originally recorded by Luis Fonsi
Lyrics by: Itzik Shamli
Additional lyrics by: the Maccabeats
Arranged by: Tom Anderson
Edited by: Jeff Eames
Featuring: the Maccabeats
Backup vocals by: Itzik Shamli
Mix & Mastered by: Tamir Zur