A Jewish Celebration CD - Putumayo does it again! Celebrate Hanukkah and other festive holidays with this medley of klezmer, reggae, ska and more from the Jewish diaspora. It even includes a matzoh ball recipe!
Putumayo's A Jewish Celebration CD shines a light on the global sound of Jewish Festivities. From ancient times to the modern era, celebration has evoked a thousand sounds across the world's Jewish communities. The songs that accompany these moments of joy and reflection take different forms, and embrace unexpected genres across the Jewish Diaspora. From Moldova to Uganda, tango to sky, this cd chronicles the upbeat diversity of global Jewish music.
The collection also takes on a delightfully global perspective on Jewish musical celebrations: the Abayudaya people of Uganda sing about brotherly love (“Hinei Ma Tov” combines Hebrew and the local language of Luanda) with harmonies and phrasing that are distinctly East African. A rising star on the Yiddish scene, Moldovan singer Vira Lozinsky highlights this small nation’s Jewish roots (“An Alte Mil”). A tango by German Yiddish singer Karsten Troyke and ska by King Django (“Heveinu Shalom Aleichem”), are examples of the unexpected, uplifting songs on A Jewish Celebration.
The mix of ancient roots and contemporary influences shines a light on the world of Jewish celebration.
The songs are:
Alisa Fineman - Ocho Kandelikas (United States)
Julie Silver - S'Vivon Sov, Sov, Sov (United States)
Golem - School of Dance (United States)
Vira Lozinsky - An Alte Mil (Moldova)
Simka - Bei Mir Bistu Shein (United States)
Karsten Troyke - Dus Gezang Fin Mayn Harts (Germany)
Finjan - Stories of Times Past (Canada)
Kayama - Vehistakel (Israel)
Klezmer Conservatory Band - The Dreydl Song (United States)
Abayudaya Congregation - Hinei Ma Tov (Uganda)
Klezmer Juice - Oyfin Pripetshik (Argentina)
Ben Rudnick & Friends - Hava Nagila (United States)