A little over a year ago, Winds ran a piece about Sean Paul Henriques, a Jamaican Jew who picked up 2 Grammy nominations for best reggae artist.
At the time, Yehudit mentioned a Hasidic (you know, the bearded guys in black suits and hats, etc.) reggae artist named Matisyahu. Well, Matisyahu has an interesting story. He wasn't a Hasidic boy entranced by reggae. Nope - he was a non-religious Jewish kid who got into reggae... which led him to become a Hasid. Now he's a rising reggae star featured in positive reviews from Rolling Stone and Associated Press. You can listen for yourself here.
"Exaltation, my G-d of salvation
The field and there in will be filled with jubilation
The lord's name will be proclaimed amongst the Nations
We don't have no time for patience..."
Oy vey, mon!