Erran Baron Cohen Presents: Songs in the Key of Hanukkah

Erran Baron Cohen Presents: Songs in the Key of Hanukkah

by Erran Baron Cohen



Songs In The Key Of Hanukkah was created and produced by composer and multi-instrumentalist Erran Baron Cohen, brother of Ali G and Borat creator Sacha Baron Cohen. Baron Cohen scored the original music for his brother’s film, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (in which he rewrote the Kazakhstani national anthem), as well as his hit TV series, Da Ali G Show. The record is indeed a collection of songs that brings the ancient music of Hanukkah kicking and screaming straight into the 21st Century. Recorded in London, Berlin and Tel Aviv, the songs combine klezmer, reggae, electronica, hip hop, tango, pop and other genres, all fluently woven into something uniquely Baron Cohen’s. The album contains five reinterpretations of classic favorites as well as five original tunes created exclusively for this project, all sung in English, Hebrew or Ladino (Judaeo-Spanish). They are performed by some world-class Jewish singers, including Israeli superstar Idan Raichel, world-music diva Yasmin Levy and New York City-based rapper Y-Love (who actually rhymes in Yiddish!) to name but a few. The result is a record that is both meaningful AND fun.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/18/2008
Label: Watertower Music
UPC: 0794043912221
catalogNumber: 39122

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Performance Credits

Erran Baron Cohen   Primary Artist,Piano,Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Hammond Organ,Theremin,Background Vocals,Melodica,Muted Trumpet,Darbouka,Hand Clapping,Sampling,Shaker,electronics,Wurlitzer,Egg Shaker,Hammond B3
Dave Ital   Guitar
Eyal Sela   Flute,Ney,Indian Flute,Mizmar,Ney Flute
Idan Raichel   Piano,Drums,Vocals,Guest Appearance
Yasmin Levy   Vocals,Guest Appearance,Palmas
Itamar Doari   Darbouka,Frame Drum
Y-Love   Rap
Merlin Shepherd   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Avivit Caspi   Vocals,Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Dana Kerstein   Vocals,Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Jules Brookes   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping,Guest Appearance
Dominic Grant   Acoustic Guitar

Technical Credits

Julian Boyd   Engineer
Jason Linn   Executive Producer
Erran Baron Cohen   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Author,Audio Production
Sumit Bothra   Management
Y-Love   Composer
Y. Levy   Composer
J. Brookes   Composer
I. Raichel   Composer
I. Amir   Composer
F. Jagoda   Composer

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