Yitzchok Meir Malek is not just a musician. He is the founder of the Jewish Unity Project, former unofficial mayor of the Jerusalem neighborhood of Nahlaot and an all-around deeply spiritual being. His music reflects this beautiful multiplicity, like a carefully woven tapestry that captures the eye on sight. Yitzchok Meir’s debut album, Dear God, will be released this fall.
What is your background?
I grew up a poor black boy in the rural mountains of Virginia [he jokes].