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Achashverosh – Gad Elbaz

In a joyous explosion of color and song, Gad Elbaz brings the story of Purim to life in Achashverosh, a musical romp that is sure to delight viewers of all ages.

Type: Music Videos

Year: 2022

Length: 4:02

Director: Aharon Orian

In a joyous explosion of color and song, Gad Elbaz brings the story of Purim to life in
Achashverosh, a musical romp that is sure to delight viewers of all ages. Alternating
between the reading of Megillas Esther in a Sefardi beit knesset and a journey down the
streets of Jerusalem, Achasverosh channels the magic of the happiest day of the year
as Elbaz decks out waving children in costumes with a flick of his mystical wand. Smiles
are everywhere, as some find themselves attired as characters in the Purim story, while
a few are transformed into pint-sized versions of well-known Jewish music stars.

A SparksNext and Olam Media production, Achashverosh features lyrics and music by
Cecilia Margules. Given the ongoing war in Ukraine and other recent stressors,
producer Daniel Finkelman said that he hopes that the video’s high energy and palpable
euphoria will be a breath of fresh air for viewers.

“In these crazy times we need some joy,” said Finkelman. “Achashverosh is all about
getting people into the spirit of Purim.”

הפקה: דני פינקלמן
במאי: דוד אוריאן
מילים ולחן – ססיליה מרגוליס
עיבוד והפקה מוזיקלית – SHINER
מפיקה בישראל: חנה אוריאן, עולם ומלואו
כוריאוגרפיה: קלוד דדיה