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Oy Chanukah!
The Klezmer Conservatory Band
Oy Chanukah!
Genres: Folk, World Music, Special Interest
 
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The Klezmer Conservatory Band is the driving force in the revival of klezmer music, the jazzy Yiddish sound that originated in Eastern Europe and flourished in the U.S. in the early decades of this century. This infectious...  more »

      
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All Artists: The Klezmer Conservatory Band
Title: Oy Chanukah!
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rounder
Release Date: 7/10/2009
Genres: Folk, World Music, Special Interest
Styles: Jewish & Yiddish, Middle East, Israel, Holiday & Wedding
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 011661310216, 011661310223, 011661310247

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The Klezmer Conservatory Band is the driving force in the revival of klezmer music, the jazzy Yiddish sound that originated in Eastern Europe and flourished in the U.S. in the early decades of this century. This infectious holiday album includes new and old music, and reminiscences by elder immigrants who tell stories of the joy and music of Chanukah.

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Oy Joy!!
Lynda Schuchman | Naples, Florida | 08/27/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Oy Chanukah! is heard throughout our home before Thanksgiving and continues for a month. It is filled with joyful celebratory music, wonderful stories and thrilling Klezmer. Anyone wishing to relive the story of Chanukah as well as learn how it was celebrated in the shtetels of Europe will enjoy this tape. It is a great gift for a child as well as an adult. I am thrilled from hearing the first Klezmer notes to the last moving poem."
Latkes, dreidel and dancing
Alyssa A. Lappen | Earth | 01/08/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This tape was a Chanukah gift (what else?) from my sister some years ago, and has livened our Chanukah parties every year since. There is nothing better than eating latkes and playing dreidel than eating latkes, playing dreidel and letting the soulful klezmer clarinets wind their way into your heart.The tape includes a beautiful rendition of the Chanukah blessings, with a grandfather and grandson singing together. Between musical cuts, you will also hear a few stories of Chanukah in Eastern Europe, before the War--about lighting candles, making latkes, and celebrating in the shtetls. By now the elderly story-tellers may be gone, making these cuts the more important.Some music, like Chanukah, Chanukah, is quite traditional. But you will also be treated to the chants of Chasidim, and the stories and songs of the Chanukah heroes and heronies. When the stories and blessings are done, ask your children to put on their dancing shoes. You will love the Conservatory Band's special holiday tape. Alyssa A. Lappen"