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Music Review: 'Festival of Light'

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Festival of Light

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Various Artists
genre:
Holiday

We gave it a B-

Hanukkah isn’t nearly the pop-culture darling that Christmas is, an oversight Festival of Light seeks to redress in some small way. The sampling of Jewish music is a mixed bag — perhaps too mixed — with instrumental ventures framed by bland folk songcraft from Marc Cohn and Peter Himmelman. The most memorable moments — from Don Byron, John Zorn’s Masada, those elastic Klezmatics, and Jane Siberry — come out of left field. B-

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