"A Latin Revolution In Jewish Music"
In the set of "The Good Shepherd" directed by De Niro (Universal, 2006.) Cohen played the president of Guatemala (Dr. Ibanez) next to the stars Matt Damon and Angelina Jollie.
Debut show in Uruguay in 2008 at Chabbad's Purim Party
For the first time in Los Angeles, MOR D. HAI presents the CD album “Diáspora Sur” (Diaspora South) with a spectacular full band show.
“A unique and vibrant blend of Jewish music mixed with Latin flavors that captivates the audience in singing and dancing.”- El Pais Journal (Uruguay)
“For 600 years Jews and Spaniards shared a beautiful culture, arts and music, MOR D. HAI blends this music so beautifully that revives this shared culture”- Rabbi Abadie (Edmond J. Safra Synagogue, NYC)
“His contagious songs have already captivated the hearts of both Jews and gentiles around South America and I believe will do so with the Jews around the US.”- Rabbi E. Shemtov (Chabbad-Uruguay)
“This original blend of rhythms and the sweetness of the lyrics, will mobilize all type of audience beyond their particular beliefs.”- Radio Chai (Argentina)
The band originated in New York, under the leadership of Uruguayan actor and singer/songwriter Marcos Cohen; awarded in the competition "World Championships of Performing Arts" (Los Angeles, 2000): Gold medal for the interpretation of "Al Jolson" and Silver medal for his original song "Hay que cantar."
Since 1990, Cohen has created and produced over 10 musical plays for children and adults. Now he combines his passion for Judaism and music with a new label:
“A Latin Revolution In Jewish Music.”
The genre of MOR D. HAI is predominantly Latin/Pop clearly influenced by Brazilian and Mediterranean rhythms with a touch of flamenco and the nostalgic Argentinean tango.
Cohen writes and adapts poems in English, Hebrew, Spanish and Ladino finding inspiration from Psalms, the Moorish Spain poetry (Judah Halevi, Solomon Ibn Gabirol) and even renders tribute to poets from the Holocaust like Hannah Senesh and Pavel Freedman.
Based on the occasion, the show can be adapted to small audiences from two musicians to a full band for large events (weddings, Bar-Bat Mitzvah, corporate or fundraising).