Several years ago when The Bar Papas were finishing up their recording with Raphael Bibefeld, he asked Amihai to do some background vocals on a song he had been working on when he had time. According to one version of what happened next, the song sat on the shelf for a while but Raphael breathed […]
At certain times in the past, the Bar Papas associated the song Shema with a dirge. It had a certain folksy/acoustic feel that brought to mind the word ‘dirge’ -that is until they realized the word is more associated with songs for the dead. Like we mentioned elsewhere, these guys weren’t musicians in the traditional […]
There were never stickers and t-shirts. So how did it all happen? How did the Bar Papas ‘gain notoriety?’ Some might say that aside from their music, it was their artistically thought out and diligently made posters and flyers that set the tone. True, Photoshop already existed but no one in yeshiva had a copy. They […]
Bar Papas songs are highly original compositions for one main reason: It wasn’t a true musician’s mind putting them all together. In the Bar Papas case, they played their instruments for long hours journeying back and forth up and down the fret board until something (a pick?) struck a chord. This is how Amihai and Shimshon developed their own material […]
The Bar Papas have been preparing the world for all kinds of wonderful things and will soon be celebrating our 20th anniversary! Hows’ that for time flying! We’ve also been preparing for the Nesiya Tova album release for a long time now and are hoping for some movement on this after Lag B’Omer. Furthermore, stay […]
The new album, Nesiya Tova is slated to be released soon. It is the culmination of musical talent nearly 20 years in making. If we could only finish the album cover to make this happen…..
circa 2005…….. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2005 Looking ahead to Chanukah As the new music season is heating up, the Bar Papas are planning their next move. We will be scheduling a Chanukah show so Check back soon for more…. POSTED BY PAPA AMIHAI SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2005 June 14 -Looking Back The June 14 show […]