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Chaim Dovid Saraicik
Also known as Chaim Dovid
Genres Jewish, Kumzits, Shlomo Carlebach
Instruments Acoustic Guitar
Years active 1995 - Present

Chaim Dovid is a Orthodox Jewish musician who lives in the Old City of Jerusalem.[1] He has produced more than eleven albums[2] and has played for thousands of people over the past couple of decades.

Background

Saracik was born and raised in South Africa and began playing guitar at the age of 11. He served in the South African military. In the 1970s he spent time in Israel volunteeing as a gardener on kibbutz "Ramat Hakovesh". After his volunteer work in Israel, he traveled to Europe.[3]

Saracik met Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach at concert in Amsterdam and first performed with him in London a few months later.[3] In 1975 he arrived at the Diaspora Yeshiva in Jerusalem, Israel.[2]

Saracik lives in the Old City of Jerusalem. His parents currently live in Australia[2]

Musical Style

Saracik's music is heavily influenced by Shlomo Carlebach. He is a regular at the Safad summer klezmer festivals.

Discography

  • Ma'aser Rishon, (Sameach Music - 2004)
  • Greatful... And Alive!
  • Chaim David and the Good News Bearers (2009)
  • L'Ma'an Shemo
  • Benay Baischa
  • Hayom
  • Mitzur D'vash

References

  1. Jacobson, Ben (08-18-2004). "Carlebach faithful shed new light". Jerusalem Post. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 HaLevi, Ezra. "Chaim Dovid on Music and the Rebuilding of Jerusalem". IsraelNN Syndications. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/121556. Retrieved 2009-10-21. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 David, Adi. "An interview with Chaim Dovid". http://www.breslev.co.il/articles/judaism/jewish_culture/an_interview_with_chaim_dovid.aspx?id=12185&language=english. Retrieved 2009-10-21. 
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