The Alef Beats
Founded in 2005, the Alef Beats, Brown/RISD’s premier Jewish-themed a Capella group, is one of Brown University’s younger singing groups. Featuring members from all around the states and the world, the Alef Beats are arguably one of Brown’s most diverse a Capella groups. Brought together by a love of music and a passion for Jewish culture, the Alef beats have been working hard to bring Jewish a Capella to Brown’s rich music scene as well as to the Northeast region at large.
The Alef Beats’ repertoire currently consists of a surprisingly eclectic range of songs. The Beats perform a number of vocal arrangements by Jewish singers and songwriters as well as a healthy smattering of traditional Hebrew and Yiddish tunes. These songs are performed at events ranging from various competitions, festivals, private concerts, temples, holidays celebrations, and arch sings around the Brown University campus and along the East Coast.
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Manhattan Jewish Community Center, Brown RISD Hillel, Providence Art Club, Edgewood Elementary School, Temple Sinai (Sharon, Ma), PeaceLove Studios (Providence), Brookline A Cappella Fest, Brandeis University, Providence Jewish Community Center, and many more!
Check out videos of past Alef Beats performances:
Current Repertoire (as of November 2017)
- Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
- In My Room (Beach Boys)
- Miss You (Gabrielle Aplin)
- So Far (Habanot Necham Hebrew)
- Show Me Love (Hundred Waters)
- Don’t (Ed Sheeran)
- The Boxer (Simon & Garfunkel)
- Al Hanissim (Hebrew)
- Boee (Idan Raichel)
- Rather Be (Clean Bandit)
- Bluebird (Sara Bareilles)
- Bei Mir Bist Du Shein (Jacob Jacobs, Sholom Secunda, Yiddish)
- Darkeinu (Hebrew)
- Down To The River (Allison Krauss)
- Fix You (Coldplay)
- Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
- Hinei Ba HaShalom (Hebrew)
- Klum Lo Ozer Li (Kathleen Reiter, Hebrew)
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