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A.Cohen, Your Jerusalem
Haleluka is a nice beaty song which moves along very nicely. It has really
good guitar, drums, clarinet/trumpet. Also the word usage and phrasing is
very creative, using the words from Tehillim 150 and 117. There are some
incorporated harmonies towards the middle of the song. The song also slows
up and quickens pace periodically. Pretty good number.
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The new CD of David Orbach, a very talented poet, novelist, composer and musician is one of the best album of guitar I ever heard. David Orbach, born in 1961, got a gold medal from the Belgian Government in Classical Guitar in 1990, but only the last piece of Messianic Age, called " David's Harp " ,is a classical-flamenco piece and it is very Spanish like a very good Spanish wine . David Orbach is not only a very good guitarist like David Broza, with a very original guitar playing, but he has also a good message in every song.
Le Soir, Belgium
David Orbach, born in 1961, got a gold medal from the Belgian Government in Classical Guitar in 1990, but only the last piece of Messianic Age, called " David's Harp " ,is a classical-flamenco piece and it is very Spanish like a very good Spanish wine . David Orbach is not only a very good guitarist like David Broza, with a very original guitar playing, but he has also a good message in every song."
Le Soir, Belgium
1961 - David Orbach was born in 5722 according to the Hebrew calendar, the
third of October '61 according to the Gregorian Calendar. The first time his parents met was in a concentration camp next to Shanghai ( China ). One of his grandfathers and two uncles died because of the Japanese. After Hiroshima and Nagasaki, David's father decided to become an officer.
David is sent to the USA, with both his parents, to the military base of Fort Bliss next to El Paso, Texas where David's father was responsible for maintenance of Hawk missiles.
In Dallas, Texas, John F. Kennedy patted the head of David Orbach, but it did not bring luck to JFK. He was assassinated by the CIA.
David goes to High School, where he learns Greek, Latin, English, Dutch and French literature. He buys his first guitar at the age of 14. He learns classical guitar from Nicolas Alfonso and taught himself the method of the French guitarist Marcel Dadi and Chet Atkins from Nashville.
The first concert of David is at the age of 16. The same year David is elected to be the president of the student council (1200 students ). He is popular and reelected the next year. At 17 he writes his first songs for the theatre of the High School for the play State of siege, by Albert Camus.
After travelling to Poland and East Germany he writes his first hit, a song in French called "Varsovie" ( Warsaw ) It is successful because of the events in Poland, the rise of the movement "Solidarity" and the revolt against communism. David continues to play music and study at the University: Law, Social Science, Economics and Emmanuel Levinas's Philosophy
In Cairo, Egypt, David is arrested by the Security Services and accused to be a spy of the Mossad. David took by mistake pictures of the Swiss Embassy who was representing the interests of the Islamic Republic of Iran. David's Friend, Dr. Ali Muhamand Zaky, teaches him to be a good Muslim. David succeded to get out of the Egyptian jail under the name of Ali Muhamand Daoud.
At the age of 22, David is almost killed ( South Lebanon ). He must undergo ressuscitation and 3 surgical operations in Israel and in Belgium. He learns Torah with Rabbi Haikin in Brussels and decides to become a registred nurse specialised in Musicotherapy. He begins to learn guitar with the composer and professor Norbert Leclercq from the Royal Conservatory of Brussel,Belgium. During the night, David is a taxi driver.
David wins a national contest and gets the medal of the Belgian government in classical guitar. Program : J.S. Bach, Villa Lobos, Brouwer, Duarte. Travels to Prague in Czechoslovakia and plays guitar in the street during the Velvet Revolution But he had to be hospitalized 5 days for fracture of the jaw during the Velvet Revolution.
At the Hebrew U he meets for the first time Rachael from Los Angeles, during the Gulf War.
David becomes a Israeli citizen and studies Torah in Yeshiva Machon Meir and Mercaz Harav.
He works in the psychiatric hospital Kfar Shaul and plays music in Old Age Homes. He meets and plays with Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach and begins to compose in Hebrew
David works in Open Heart Surgery in Hadassah Ein Kerem. His first son, Zeev Shlomo was born and circoncised by David in 5754 . First concerts with his band in the Folk Club of the Association of the Americans and Canadians in Israel.
Concerts for Jewish Community Centres in Washinghton D.C. and Las Vegas (U.S.A.). Second son Yakov Eliezer Orbach is born in 5757.
David leaves Hadassa Ein Kerem for the Public Health Department of the Jerusalem Municipality and gives immunisation to 5.000 religious children each year ( Talmudei Torah Chabad, Gur, Viznits, Slonim, Rozin, Bobov, Sadigora,...)
David's friend Deputy Minister of Health Shlomo Benizri asks David to leave the Jerusalem Municipality for the Ministry of Health. He is responsible of Public Health for all the religious schools in Jerusalem. He gave concerts in Israel,Belgium, France and Switzerland ( mainly Hassidic weddings and Jewish Community Centres ). Birth of his daughter Batsheva Geula Orbach in 5759(1999).
Recording sessions of the C.D. Messianic Age in Jerusalem, from Tu Bishvat 5760 until Shavuot 5761 The C.D. is released the same day as the Brit Mila of his third son, Chaim Yehuda Orbach, born in 5761. The mohel was David Orbach and the sandak Chief Rabbi Ovadia Yossef. David plays with Aaron Razel and Chaim Dovid Saracik.
The song Batsheva that ends with the words "First we take Berlin, then we take Baghdad and Babylon" becomes a hit on the religious Israeli Radios, concerts with Gabriel Hasson former guitarist of Aviv Geffen mainly in Jerusalem, Israel
2003 in March, (Purim 5763) David's prophecies come true "First we take Berlin and then we take Bagdhad and Babylon" Following the succesful sales of Messianic Age, in Jerusalem, Australia, Europe and America a music producer from Belgium invests in more recording sessions for a new Album of David and Gabriel. Concerts in Yeshiva Ateret Cohanim, Talmud Tora Chabad, Talmud Tora Gur, Noam, ...PM Ariel sharon 's legal advisor sent a letter to David Orbach about the protest song " Song to Ariel Sharon ". Ariel Sharon is angry at David. David said to the radio that he is very honored since the president of U.S. never sent a letter to Bob Dylan about his Protest Songs.
Beginning of recording session for David and Gavriel's new album " Unity ". Concerts in Israel, Belgium and France.
During the destruction of the Jewish Communities of Gaza, David is sent as a Military Nurse and writes a new song " Bye bye Gaza ". David begins to write every month in a French Newspaper located in Natanya " L'Impact ' about the conspiracy of the Israeli left and the Americans against the People of Israel.
During the second war of Lebanon, David Orbach is invited to play in the shelters of Haifa ( Katyusha from the Hisbola ) He plays also in Sderot.
2007 David becomes the master of Ceremony for the Jerusalem Folk Evenings and organizes a concert every month.