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A Jewish Celebration CD

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SKU: 62918010

The collection 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.