Erran Baron Cohen (brother of Sacha Baron Cohen and composer of the original music for Borat and Da Ali G Show) is releasing a Hanukkah CD on November 18, 2008 called 'Songs In The Key Of Hanukkah' (New Line Records.) On the record, Baron Cohen updates, remixes and expands the music associated with Hanukkah.
Songs In The Key Of Hanukkah on amazon.co.uk
Songs In The Key Of Hanukkah on amazon.com
'Songs In The Key Of Hanukkah' is a collection of songs that brings the ancient music of Hanukkah into the 21st Century. The songs combine klezmer, reggae, electronica, hip hop, tango, pop and other genres, all fluently woven into something uniquely Baron Cohen's.
The album contains five reinterpretations of classic favorites as well as five original tunes created exclusively for this project, all sung in English, Hebrew or Ladino (Judaeo-Spanish).
Download "Dreidel" MP3 - from 'Songs In The Key Of Hanukkah'
The songs are performed by some world-class Jewish singers, including Israeli superstar Idan Raichel, world-music diva Yasmin Levy and New York City-based rapper Y-Love (who actually rhymes in Yiddish). The result is a record that is both meaningful and fun.
"Songs In The Key Of Hanukkah...is a musical voyage that bears repeated listening both for adults and kids who will love to hear the re-workings of the songs they already know as well as the new, original tracks," says Baron Cohen. "Hanukkah has always been a kid-focused holiday so the challenge was how to transform the music so that it was cool and interesting for adults and yet something that the whole family could enjoy."
Songs In The Key Of Hanukkah Tracklisting:
1. Hanukkah oh Hanukkah (feat. Jules Brookes and Y-Love)
2. Dreidel (feat. Jules Brookes)
3. Ocho Kandelikas (8 Candles) (feat. Yasmin Levy)
4. Spin it Up (feat. Jules Brookes)
5. Look to the Light (feat. Jules Brookes)
6. Rock Of Ages (feat. Jules Brookes)
7. Relics of Love and Light (feat. Idan Raichel and Avivit Caspi)
8. A La Luz De La Vela (In The Light of the Candle) (feat. Yasmin Levy)
9. My Hanukkah (Keep the Fire Alive) (feat. Y-Love and Dana Kerstein)
10. Ma'oz Tzur (feat. Dana Kerstein)
Songs In The Key Of Hanukkah Official Website