This is a 1 to 2 hour set of original spoken word entertainment. Subjects will range from personal, to political to spiritual.
Someone from the crowd names any animal they want, and Ari does a scientifically accurate rap from that animal’s perspective. Fun for the whole family!
Stories of the Torah brought to life with songs from various biblical personalities, and rhymed translations of Psalms.
Pick your favorite local musicians, and Ari will come and perform with them live.
Ari explains what led him to become a rapper, activist, and Baal Teshuva. Interspersed with original songs and raps. Followed by Q and A.
Spoken word presentation to inspire students, followed by a workshop where Ari gives them advice and techniques, to help express themselves through poetry and hip hop.
Hip hop Kabbalat Shabbat service. Rhymed translation of Eishes Chayil. Hip Hop Psukei D’zimra. Original spoken word entertainment during and after meals.
You choose the subject or content and Ari transforms it into rhyming song lyrics which you can use as you see fit.
His long black curly hair is a throwback to the Nazir, and his Chabad black hat makes him an appealing character to the mystics. Throw that together with his 1000 animal beat box raps, widely popular and irreverent pro-Israel poetry jams, soulful hip hop lessons in Jewish Bible and rabbinic sages, all from a soulful person that is an incredibly talented musician and you have Ari Lesser, meet him in person and you will make sure that you find the budget. His message always has an educational component even when you think you’re just listening to music, and he is great for diverse ages. Huge fan!
Ari creatively blends Jewish ideas with a form of art that is not typically associated with the Jewish tradition. He is able to relate to both children and adults alike. Even people in the older age group that usually would not have an appreciation for rap or reggae enjoyed his performance. His uniqueness is his ability to appeal to both the religiously involved and secular crowds. Ari is very energetic and his music is inspiring. His pleasant disposition puts people at ease, creating an enjoyable atmosphere. We are looking forward to Ari’s next performance for us!
After meeting Ari and watching his brilliant anti-BDS “Boycott Israel” video, I was hooked! This guy has it all and can reach out and touch every soul, regardless of age or religious practice. He’s a breath of fresh air and a talented artist. We’re thrilled he’ll be performing at LIMMUD MIAMI.
Ari kept a room full of well over 100 kids, ranging in age from 4 to 14 years old, engaged and excited with his crafty rhymes and winning presence. His interactive performance had us all humming the tunes for the rest of the day.
I made a Chanukah Cocktail event on the first night of Chanukah 2013 and hired Ari Lesser to perform at the event. All the people who came really enjoyed his amazing talent and after the event, I got loads of positive feedback from people saying how amazed they were by this talented young man! I can personally testify that he is very talented in composing his songs and a great performer with a lot of passion and enthusiasm. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great time and a lot of inspiration.
We had the pleasure of welcoming Ari Lesser to our community to give a concert as part of our annual Hanukkah celebration. Though the room was not the most conducive venue for such a concert, he very quickly managed to engage our young people with his clever lyrics and hip hop style. He had all our children clamoring around him wanting to sing with him, dance with him and participate in his concert. He was equally captivating for the adults in the room. Ari’s music is creative, innovative and engaging while his lyrics are compelling, instructive and engrossing. A talented musician and a mensch of a human being, Ari will work with your community to design both a concert and educational workshops to help engage and educate your community. His repertoire includes sophisticated reimagining of our siddur along with music from the Psalms, and wonderful raps on the animals of Noah’s ark and our Biblical characters. I would strongly encourage communities to bring in this very talented young rising star.