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Lipa Schmeltzer: Revolutionizing traditional Jewish music

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Lipa Schmeltzer poses for a photo
Lipa Schmeltzer poses for a photo Colm Flynn

You may not know the name Lipa Schmeltzer, but in the Jewish community around the world he is a household name, famous for his unique style of Jewish music.From Brooklyn, New York, Lipa Schmeltzer has been credited with revolutionising music in the extremely conservative Hasidic world... so much so that the New York Times referred to him as the 'Lady Gaga of the Jewish World'.But not everyone is a fan of Lips's music, the older, more orthodox generation see his modern beats as a threat to their culture and the formation of its youth.Correspondent Colm Flynn went to visit Lipa in New York and began by asking him about his childhood.


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