WATCH: Poker Face-Hatikvah Mashup..By Pianist Of Iranian Descent
Why it’s just a mashup of Lady Gaga’s Poker Face with Hatikvah, the Israeli national anthem – by Morris Rahbar, a pianist of Iranian descent – is all.
Via Breitbart News:
Morris Rahbar, 34, who is of Iranian descent, told Breitbart News that he came upon the idea for the mashup while teaching a piano lesson several years ago. He said he was reviewing both songs with his student when he noticed similarities in both tunes, which led to him mashing them up. “But I never really had a reason to put this mashup out there until I saw a meme on Facebook of Lady Gaga’s visit to Israel in 2014,” he said, where she put on a show for 20,000-plus people.
Rahbar recalled, “She told the crowd, ‘you are strong, you are brave, you are confident, and I f*cking love you, Israel,’ and the link finally came together.”
He added that he wanted to wait until Israel’s Independence Day, which falls on May 11-12 this year, to put the mashup on the Internet. “I thought would be that perfect time to put it out there. I was really moved by what she said and I respect that she said it,” Rahbar told Breitbart News.