Hip Hop Hoodíos light ‘Ocho Kandelikas’ for Chanukah (video)

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 KandelikasSan 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.)