The project I need your help to fund:
- An album of EIGHT original songs for Hanukkah
- Music & Lyrics by ME
- 3 Children's songs
- Eleven musicians
Progress so far:
- Producer: Steven Kohn
Recording Studio: Mountain Ledge Studios in Ledgewood, NJ
- 3 songs substantially complete
- 5 songs well underway
- CD artwork: by Anne Mitchell - First draft complete
- CD graphics: by Clark Paddock - First draft complete
Spin The Dreidel: Tells the folk tale of the little dreidel that was used to hide Torah study from the soldiers of Antiochus. I know the dreidel was invented in the 1930's, but the folk tale makes a better song.
Judah Maccabee Standing Tall: A tribute to the hero of the holiday and a celebration of its beautiful rituals and traditions.
The Small Jewel of December: "A moment at the darkest time of year, when eight small candles in a row, remind us might does not make right."
With This Flame: A meditation on the meaning Hanukkah might have in our lives today, and a call to action.
Zot Hanukkah: Inspired by a sermon given by Rabbi Scott Roland about a mystical tradition that says T'Shuvah is possible until the eighth day of Hanukkah.
Sufganiyot: A New Orleans jazzy celebration of the jelly doughnut, complete with tuba, banjo, ukulele and clarinets.
Happy Hanukkah Potatoes: A sing-along children's song.
I'm A Dreidel: More sing-along fun for kids!
Listen at www.karenkamenetsky.com
Karen Kamenetsky: lead vocals
Steven Kohn: Piano, hand percussion, lead, harmony & backing vocals
Clark Paddock: bass & "tuba"
Renee Paddock: violin
David Bishop: piano, clarinet
Seth Rosenstein: drums
Cort Saurwein: accordian
Rachel Kohn: flute
Audrey Wells: harmony vocals
Robert Werner: banjo
Roberta Foster: ukulele & banjo-uke
Joe Guerra: guitar
The Bottom Line:
With your help, we can finish this album in time for you to hear my songs at your house and on the radio for Hanukkah this year!
Risks and challenges
The main challenge that might need to be overcome is loss of momentum. There are only 5 weeks until Hanukkah begins, so staying on schedule is critical. There are many players, some travelling a long distance, all with busy schedules. I will meet this challenge head on by continuing to do what I have been doing, managing every aspect of the process on a daily basis, regardless of how much time that leaves for eating and sleeping :)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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