Meilech Kohn

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Meilech Kohn
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Background information
Birth name Elimelech Kohn
Born 1969 (age 48–49)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
Genres Contemporary Jewish religious music
Occupation(s) Singer
Labels Yeder Einer Records
Website meilechkohn.com

Meilech Kohn is a contemporary Jewish singer. He has become popular after the release of the song "VeUhavatu".[1]

Musical Career[edit]

Meilech Kohn (born Elimeilech Kohn) was brought up in a Satmar family in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. He is a first cousin of singer Lipa Schmeltzer.[2][3] He fell out of the Hasidic community he grew up in, although later rejoined later in his adult life. The impact of this is evidenced in his music, being described as "a little bit of everything: Techno music, Mediterranean pop, touches of trip-hop, the musical patches of a life spent traveling, listening, and opening up the ears and the heart."[4] In 2016 he released his hit song "VeUhavata" which became an "unexpected hit" as before then he was relatively unknown.[5] The inspiration for the lyrics came from a Hasidic song about the power of brotherly love.

Radio Kol Chai host Menachem Toker described him as “the man who has conquered every stage, every chasunah,(wedding) every radio station in the world,” [6]

Discography[edit]

Yeder Einer
No.TitleLength
1."Likvod Shabbat"3:32
2."Hareyni"4:03
3."Ein Trop Vaaser"5:33
4."Avi Yesomim"5:03
5."Venoihapoichu"4:31
6."Kidshu Brich He"6:54
7."VeUhavta"5:13
8."B'Derech"4:44
9."Gedaanken"4:18
10."Mi Yodea"6:21
11."Yoimom"5:00

References[edit]

  1. ^ Goldstein, Riki (11 May 2017). "VeUhavtu". Mishpacha. Retrieved 11 March 2018. Elimelech Kohn’s packaging of “VeUhavtu,” which has become an unexpected hit over the past months
  2. ^ Manny Schwartz and Kobi Har Zvi (10 October 2017). "סמל המהפכה בראיון ל'בחדרי': "כך הצלחתי לגעת בדור של היום" • צפו". Bhol. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  3. ^ Leifer, Nathaniel (10 October 2017). "בלי קול אבל עם הכל מהקול • ביקורת אלבום". Kikar HaShabbat (website). Retrieved 11 March 2018. בן דוד ראשון של יוצר צבעוני לא פחות – ליפא שמלצער
  4. ^ Leibovitz, Liel (20 October 2017). "Straight Outta Satmar: Hear the biggest Hasidic hit of right now". Tablet. Retrieved 11 March 2018. you’ll hear a little bit of everything: Techno music, Mediterranean pop, touches of trip hop, the musical patches of a life spent traveling, listening, and opening up the ears and the heart..
  5. ^ Sabto, Oizil (17 March 2017). "חסיד בסבבה". Arutz Sheva. Retrieved 15 March 2018. למרות החיפושים הרבים אחרי בדלי מידע אודותיו, לא מצאתי שום ריאיון או רמז לקורות חייו',
  6. ^ Pride, Refoel (21 June 2017). "Redemption Song". Mishpacha. Retrieved 11 March 2018. Menachem Toker recently touted him on the air as “the man who has conquered every stage, every chasunah , every radio station in the world,”

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