Shalom! It’s a Jewish A Cappella special episode. Six songs from some very talented menschen. Also names full of puns and references. Six13 (there are 613 commandments in the Torah), Shabbatones (from Shabbaton), Shircago (Shir means song), Kaskeset (‘Fish Scales’, a Kosher/Music joke), and Manginah (“Melody”).
- Six13 – Son
- UPenn Shabbatones – Ani Shelach (Neshama Carlebach)
- Binghamton Kaskeset – Birthright
- Shircago – Ani V’ata
- Brandeis Manginah – B’Shem Hashem (Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach)
- Six13 – D’ror Yikra
Some of my favorite parts of this episode: Six13’s rythyms. Manginah’s extra echo to bring out the choral effect. The imagery in Kaskeset’s lyrics. Oh, and a tip that came in e-mail: Ani Shelach was soloed by Rachel Fried, sister to Ilana Fried of Kaskeset. It’s a family episode! All of these groups can also be found on BOJAC 2006 (Best of Jewish A Cappella).
Enough already, go and listen to Show #44!