Aha Moment: Matisyahu

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Reggae music often draws on Old Testament mythology about the exodus and the promised land, but in America its fans are usually pretty secular. A singer named Matisyahu is changing that. He's a Hasidic Jew, and his shows are packed with young Orthodox men as well as dreadlocked hippies. Matisyahu explains how he got on the roundabout path from suburban high school dropout to devout Jewish wailer.

Music Playlist

  1. Sea to Sea

    Artist: Matisyahu
    Album: Live at Stubb's
    Label: J-dub
  2. Rastaman Chant

    Artist: Bob Marley and the Wailers
    Album: Burnin'
    Label: Tuff Gong/Island
  3. Lord Raise Me Up

    Artist: Matisyahu
    Album: Live at Stubb's
    Label: J-dub