Thursday, December 18, 2008

Chanukah Bamba!? A Musical Giveaway

Chanukah Countdown

I was so excited to get this CD, Shirlala Chanukah from Shira Kline because I've seen it and haven't yet gotten a copy. I have a pretty nice Chanukah playlist on my iPod, so I was happy to add onto it.

It didn't disappoint! This is a cute CD with nice music. Most of it is traditional but there are some great new songs. The first song, Chanukah Bamba....I must admit I thought the song would be about the Israeli snack, but instead it was a cute take-off on La Bamba. My kids got a kick out of it!

The kids singing with Shira are not always on tune or on time...which would be fine if they were my kids but they're not. They are slightly distracting from the music. But I like their participation, which invites little listeners to feel a part of the CD. I like her storytelling style, and the way she shares the songs and the story together. It's a great mix of musical styles and will get you moving!

Plus a cute comic book about Chanukah, which was a lot of fun to look through.

Her CD is out of stock at Amazon but the Shabbat and Pesach CDs are available also for download. (Maybe she'll give me a Pesach CD to give away come spring....) I must make to Shira as well as any other Jewish musician out there: a good Sukkot CD would make me pretty happy. Or how about a whole CD for Shavuot? I know, I'm pushing it....

Shira has given me one CD to listen to and then give away to one of you, my lucky readers!
How can you win?
To enter, leave a comment on this post!
Earn an extra entry by tweeting about it. Let me know below in the comments.
Comments will close at 8am Friday, December 19th.
Come back all week and next for some great Chanukah posts and giveaways!
Comments closed...the winner is @valerie2350! mazel tov!

Join in the Chanukah Countdown Party - feel free to grab my badge above and link back here with your own Chanukah posts! How do you celebrate, what's your favorite observance, favorite tips and tricks, etc...What's your favorite Chanukah music???


Amanda said...

I am leaving a comment, though I shouldn't be in the running to win because we have the CD. We received it as part of the PJ Library and love it. Chaunkah Bamba is really cute.

Just wanted to say I agree.

Reiza said...

My girls say that's their favorite Chanukah song. They danced to it at Hebrew school. It will be stuck in my head for weeks. :-)

valerie2350 said...

this looks like a fun cd :)

valerie2350 said...

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Tanya said...

Oh, I'd LOVE this CD! I keep hearing great things about Shirlala!

Tanya said...

oh, here is my email in case I'm the lucky gal:

Anonymous said...

I heard about the Israeli Bamba. Very cool. The dance is even better than the food.

Happy Chanukah.

Another meshugannah mommy said...

This looks adorable! Thanks for the suggestion - I have been looking for some new Jewish music for the kids!

Anonymous said...

I love the Chanukah Bamba!!!

Reiza said...

I just went to the website and saw that there are other songs on there my kids love (Lots of Latkes is a HUGE favorite), so I figured, "What the heck?" I tweeted to get another entry. :-)

Marci said...

Wait, it's NOT about Bamba?? Oh, if only that peanut-buttery craving could be fulfilled :)

Sounds like a fun album - I've gotta check it out.

Shabbat Shalom!!