Posts Tagged ‘This is Unity’

This Is Unity

May 17, 2011

You may recall that I let you readers know about your chance to star in a music video with Y-Love (aka Yitz Jordan). Well, I don’t know if any of you seized the opportunity, but clearly some people auditioned and made the final cut. Lesson learned? – You’ve got to put yourself out there if it’s YouTube fame and fortune you seek.

So, here is the new video for Y-Love’s “This Is Unity” anthem calling for awareness of Jewish diversity and for Jewish unity. As he raps, “Olam echad, Hashem echad, ha’am echad” (One world, one God, one people).

Halevai, people. Halevai. Let’s get to work.

© 2011 Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.


Here’s Your Chance

November 15, 2010


You’re Jewish and you’ve always wanted to be in a music video? Well, here’s your chance. Be’chol Lashon and Shemspeed Music Group are looking for extras to cast in Y-Love‘s new song, “This is Unity.” You can either apply to be an extra on the set in New York on November 21, or you can film yourself singing, dancing or what-have-you to the song’s chorus and upload the video by December 1, with hopes that it will be edited into the final cut.

Be’chol Lashon, being an organization that supports ethnic and racial diversity within the Jewish community, is looking for JOC’s (Jews of Color) for the project. However, non-JOC’s are also encouraged to participate. After all, the call for participants says the overall message of the song and video is that Jews come in all shades. So, that would kind of make Ashkenazi Jews like me a JOC too, because as far as I last checked, white is a color.

You may not want to listen to the chorus at this point unless you are actually willing to come up with a video concept. The driving beat behind the lyrics, “Olam echad, Hashem echad, ha’am echad. This is unity” (One world, one God, one people. This is unity), is hard to get out of your head. I should have waited until the music video was out…but then if I had done that, you wouldn’t have known about what could possibly be your big break.

© 2010 Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.