Probably the most public person with this name today is the Israeli-born, New Jersey-based Yaakov Shwekey . A Jewish singer-songwriter, Shwekey has played at venues around the world, including the Beacon Theater in New York last December. We have no clue as to the origin of his name, but would love to know. According to his Wikipedia page, originally the surname was Choueka and his father is of Egyptian and Syrian background.
a poster promoting a performance in France
We're not quite sure if he's our style, but this performance with Yonatan Razel offers a taste.
The whole reason you read this far?
Click to 2:57 for a hilarious interlude.