Shimmering Lights – Hanukkah Music

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Shimmering Lights – Hanukkah Music

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Hanukkah ‘Festival of Lights’

The word ‘Hanukkah’ is a Hebrew word meaning ‘rededication’ and is a Jewish holiday of great importance and tradition. Central to Hanukkah is the lighting up of the sacred candelabra or menorah as the album artwork portrays. As Yale writes, “ It is noteworthy to mention that along with the ubiquitous sweets and love the children receive from their parents, the woman of the house is entrusted with the care of the Hanukia, the actual candelabra. Without the ritual of lighting the Hanuka candles, there is no festival ”.

What is a Broken Consort?

Yale has produced ‘Shimmering Lights’ with world class musicians called ‘Yale Strom’s Broken Consort’. In the 16th and 17th centuries in England, the term ‘musical consort’ referred to both ensemble and performance. A whole consort stayed within the same instrumental family – for example, violin, viola, cello and bass. What, then, is a broken consort? A broken consort is a harmonious ensemble of different kinds of instruments, often including an instrumental family but adding instruments from without. Yale’s ensemble was “broken” by guitar, oud and voice.

Yale Strom’s vision for ‘Shimmering Lights’

“ We wanted the repertoire to present a sense of how Khanike (Hanukkah) was and is celebrated by different cultures around the world… When you listen to these songs, you’ll hear the musicians thinking out loud and sharing their inspiring thoughts and ideas with each other. Each of us has our own personal references, ranging from classical to jazz and blues, to Middle Eastern, klezmer, bluegrass and Texas swing. You’ll hear all of this as we fuse seamlessly with each other. ” – Yale Strom

1 x 01 Maoz Tzur

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1 x 02 Khanike Oi Khanike

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1 x 03 Kita'l Tas

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1 x 04 Latkes

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1 x 05 Azeramos la Merenda

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1 x 06 Beshir Mizmore

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1 x 07 Akht Kleyne Brider

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1 x 08 La Fiesta de la Hanukia

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1 x 09 L'Chvod Chanukah

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1 x 10 The Fool Over Yonder

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