Jam Out With the Maccabeats at Walk4Friendship

With a cappella at the forefront of popular music and entertainment, it’s no surprise to see talented groups emerge and showcase their vocal gifts. Participants at this year’s Walk4Friendship, Sunday, Sept. 2 are in for a real treat! The Maccabeats, will perform a full concert – wowing the crowd with their smooth harmonies, crisp, clean vocals, and catchy covers.

Founded at Yeshiva University in New York in 2007, the group began singing for fun and eventually began performing live at university events. In 2010, they posted their rendition of “Candlelight” on YouTube and began to gain international recognition. Since then, the group has been touring across the globe — even performing at the White House. You may have heard their 2017 summer hit, a cover of “Despacito” in English and Hebrew, which racked up almost one million views on YouTube.

“We sing what we like,” founding member Julian Horowitz told the Mercury News. “When you sing what you like, you’ll sing it better. And we hope other people will like it, as well. We sing only music with a powerful, empowering message.”


And powerful it is, with twists on hip-hop, pop music, and well-known artists such as Leonard Cohen.

The group has put out four albums and performed sold out shows at thousands of JCCs, synagogues, Chabads, Hillels, jazz club, festivals, conventions, and theaters across the world. They’ve even been invited to join reggae superstar Matisyahu and Jewish music superstar Yaakov Shwekey on stage.

According to their website, “with great a cappella comes great responsibility. It is with much humility and gratitude that the [Maccabeats] take up the mission given to them, and share their music with the world.”

Don’t miss the Maccabeats live on stage in front of the Friendship Circle Farber Center immediately following the 13th annual Walk4Friendship. They will no doubt be the musical highlight of this year’s free post-walk celebration!

Still need to register or need more info? Visit: walk4friendship.com

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