Feliz Hanukkah from POCHO and the Hip Hop Hoodíos! Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, begins at sunset tonight and last for eight days: 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):