Aha Moment: Matisyahu
Friday, October 17, 2008
Reggae music often draws on Old Testament mythology about the exodus and the promised land, but in America its fans are usually pretty secular. A singer named Matisyahu is changing that. He's a Hasidic Jew, and his shows are packed with young Orthodox men as well as dreadlocked hippies. Matisyahu explains how he got on the roundabout path from suburban high school dropout to devout Jewish wailer.