Happy Chanukah the Hip Hop Hoodíos! The Jewish Festival of Lights begins at sunset tonight and ends at sunset on December 5: Ocho noches, ocho kandelikas.
Here’s a more traditional (if big band salsa is traditional!) version of Ocho Kandelikas — San Fernando Valley cantor Kenny Ellis sings and swings. The lyrics are in Ladino, the Sephardic language with roots in Spanish and Hebrew. Cantor Ellis also swings on the traditional I Have A Little Dreidel (The Dreidel Song.)
PREVIOUSLY ON HAPPY JUDIOS: