Friday, December 19, 2014
We still have a few days to go before Chanukah 2014 is history, so we'll bring you a few more of the best new Chanukah videos that have shown up on the Internet. Today's song by Six13 doesn't have a unique name -- it's Chanukah, but it's a take off on Taylor Swift's popular Shake It Off.
Six13 is a six-man vocal band that brings an unprecedented style of Jewish music to the stage, with songs ranging from hip-hop dance tracks to rock anthems. The members of the New York City-based group sound like a full band – while using nothing but their voices.
Six13 has recorded five award-winning albums, whose songs have been played all over Jewish radio and been chosen to appear on nine different “best of” compilation albums. The group has over 20,000 CDs in circulation, and are among the top Jewish music artists on iTunes.
They have received distinctions and accolades from Jewish organizations like the National Council of Young Israel and Moment Magazine, and awards from musical organizations like the Harmony Sweepstakes and the Contemporary A Cappella Society of America.
They have been featured on the Chabad Telethon, Fox, ABC, in the Huffington Post, Jewish Week and NY Daily News, and were chosen three years running from hundreds of groups, both Jewish and secular, as finalists in the casting process for NBC’s hit prime-time television series The Sing-Off. The group has also become a viral internet sensation, with over 1.5 million views on YouTube.
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