[Audio and videos below.] Those who follow the Jewish music scene find certain phenomena fascinating. One interesting thing to watch is the way certain niggunim gain popularity in one part of the world before others. A most prominent example is the now popular niggun ‘Ki Hirbeisah,’ which has been wildly popular in Eretz Yisroel for a year already, yet failed to gain traction in chutz la’aretz until a couple of months ago.
The hit song was actually played last year at the Purim mesibah in Beth Medrash Govoha in Lakewood on Purim night, where Reb Abish Brodt and his sons sang the song for some 20 minutes.
The song was originally composed by Rabbi Avraham Mlovicki, a Slonimer chossid, and was played for the very first time at a Simchas Bais Hashoeivah in Vizhnitz last year Sukkos.
It gained popularity, and subsequently, Avraham Fried released a single of the song, with music arranged by Yuval Stupul.
The words of this hit niggun are from the Shir Hayichud for Yom Rishon (which can be found in a Yom Kippur Machzor, after Maariv).
Click below to listen to the single from Avraham Fried:
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Click below for a video of the song being sung in Lelov:
Click below to watch a video of the song being sung at the Purim mesibah in Beth Medrash Govoha last year:
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