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29 #Strafford APTS/PIRATE RADIO (Bon Iver and Jean Dawson) - Canon
29 #Strafford APTS/PIRATE RADIO (Bon Iver and Jean Dawson) - Canon Website: https://acappellacademy.org/ Audition Info: https://acappellacademy.org/apply/academyinfo/ Self-Directed by the 2023 Camp CITs Arranged by Vania Junco, Noor Hila, Mayta Cohen, and Miles Platt Choreography by Canon Video edit by Parker Wright Audio edit by Chris Juengel Audio mix by Ed Boyer Jack Reese / bass Max Henkel / vocal percussion and baritone Miles Platt / tenor Noor Hila / tenor Audrey Brown / alto Savannah Rivers / alto Mayta Cohen / soprano Vania Junco / soprano
Six13 - למענך / כי קרוב - L'maancha / Ki Karov (an Eitan Katz kumsitz)
An homage to two of our favorite "kumsitz" style songs and their timeless, talented composer, Eitan Katz! Please subscribe (click the notification bell 🔔!), comment, like, and share. Download Six13's NEWEST ALBUM "Vol. 8: Lights": https://music.apple.com/us/artist/six13/201843724 Bring #Six13 to your community! Contact us to find out more info about our options. All Six13 songs are created with nothing but the human voice. ======= Anchored by a strong Jewish identity and driven by a mission to connect Jews around the globe with their heritage through music, professional Jewish a cappella group Six13 are the originators of today's Jewish a cappella sound. They've performed to rave reviews at the White House for Barack and Michelle Obama, and ten of thousands more at synagogues, religious schools, JCCs, fundraising events, B'nai Mitzvah and private affairs alike. They’ve received numerous awards for their eight best-selling CDs, been selected as finalists for casting in NBC's "The Sing-Off", and garnered more than 20 million views online. Booking, press inquiries, and more information about Six13: http://www.six13.com 888.266.5613 firstname.lastname@example.org ======= Music by Eitan Katz "L'maancha" lyrics from Yom Kippur evening service "Ki Karov" lyrics from Deuteronomy 30:14 Arranged by Mayta Cohen Vocals performed and recorded by Carl Haber, Lior Melnick, Craig Resmovits, Nathaniel Ribner, Josh Sauer and Mordy Weinstein Lead vocals performed by Mordy Weinstein and Craig Resmovits Edited by Mel Daneke Mixed by Ed Boyer Produced by Mordy Weinstein Additional production by Mike Boxer Graphic design by Mike Boxer and Mordy Weinstein Special thanks to Hashem, our loving families, all our incredible audio and video production staff, our alumni, our amazing fans, all of our music teachers, and the incredible Eitan Katz. Six13 is: Mike Boxer | Carl Haber | Aaron Kohl Lior Melnick | Chaim Moskowitz |.Craig Resmovits Nathaniel Ribner | Josh Sauer | Mordy Weinstein ©️ 2023 Six13 ======= LYRICS (L'MAANCHA / למענך) L'maancha Elokeinu, aseh velo lanu למענך אלקינו עשה ולא לנו Act for Your own sake, our G-d, and not for ours Re'eh amidatenu, dalim vereikim ראה עמידתנו דַלים ורקים Behold our position, impoverished and empty Haneshamah lach, vehaguf po'olach הנשמה לך והגוף פעלך The soul is Yours, and the body is Your work Chusah al amalach חוסה על עמלך Have compassion on Your labor (KI KAROV / כי־קרוב) Ki karov eilecha hadavar m'od כי־קרוב אליך הדבר מאד It is within your close reach to follow the word of Torah B'ficha u'vil-vavcha la-asoto בפיך ובלבבך לעשתו In speech, in feeling and in deeds
Tri-Faith Niggun - Jacob Spike Kraus; Arr. Mayta Cohen
Can you create a 6-part a cappella arrangement with lyrics that are only yai, dai, and dai? Definitely had to try - I heard this ridiculously beautiful niggun (wordless melody) written by Jacob Spike Kraus for the first time one year ago at Hava Nashira. I feel like it’s been following me throughout important milestones this year, like when I heard it again at my first Songleader Bootcamp and then again last week at my first Kolot Hayam on staff. So it feels extra fitting to be sharing this now, after just returning from #Hava23 one year later AND on a holiday marking a HUGE milestone for the Jewish people - when we received the Torah!! Hope you enjoy and Chag Sameach :) Huge thanks to Austin Burkett for holding down the bass and Sam Harris for helping out with the mix!!
Awaken - Cantor Ellen Dreskin; arr. Mayta Cohen
This summer I was working as a songleader at Camp Young Judaea Sprout Lake when Dan Nichols stopped by on his summer tour, introduced this song to a group of campers in our Beit Knesset, and I - trying to be fly on the wall shadowing his songleading session - hysterically cried in the back. Written by the one and only Cantor Ellen Dreskin (who I had the privilege of meeting at Hava Nashira 2022!), Awaken really moved me and kept playing on repeat in my mind for the rest of the summer. I kept getting distracted imagining a bunch of little voices making Dan’s fingerpicking pattern happen while trying to get my 8-year old campers to eat vegetables at meals. I knew this would have to be my first project when I got home. It feels so fitting to sing this song to bring in Yom Kippur - this is the time to awaken our souls to all their potential! To recognize the uniqueness of each and every of us, know that we are made imperfect, but that we are given a chance to reflect and start fresh in this new year. Have a meaningful fast to anyone fasting, and G'Mar Chatimah Tovah!
We Shall Be Known - MaMuse; Arr, mix & video by Mayta Cohen
This past summer, while given the incredible opportunity to work as a songleader at Camp Young Judaea Sprout Lake, I heard the one and only Dan Nichols play his acoustic rendition of We Shall be Known by MaMuse. The tune and its message have been stuck in my head since. I’d been wanting to arrange it but kept finding myself too busy adjusting to a new school and trying to get the hang of in-person life again. Now, as we move into Rosh Chodesh Kislev, I feel like I finally have a moment to take a step back, look up, see where I am and where I’m going. Though I might feel a little unsure sometimes, I’m grateful for the song still stuck in my head and the memories I hold with it, reminding me that “In this great journey we shall learn to lead in love.”
Al Hanissim - Jacob Spike Kraus; arr. Mayta Cohen
Happy Chanukah! Here is my arrangement of Jacob Spike Kraus’s rendition of Al Hanissim, performed by Spike himself, Ben Rosenbaum, Saul De Anda, and myself. No matter what holiday you celebrate, I hope this song brings you a little bit of light. Chanukah Sameach and happy Holidays! Big thanks to A Cappella Academy for including this at the Holiday Zoom-A-Thon, and for giving me the inspiration, skills, and friends/collaborators to make videos like this possible. To donate to the scholarship fund: https://acappellacademy.org/scholarship/ Jacob Spike Kraus - Solo, Tenor, Baritone Mayta Cohen - Solo, Soprano, Mezzo, Alto Ben Rosenbaum - Vocal Percussion Saul De Anda - Bass Arrangement, mix & video - Mayta Cohen
Shalom Rav - Rabbi Dan Freelander & Cantor Jeff Klepper; arr. Mayta Cohen
This month, I created a 4-part female a cappella arrangement of Cantor Jeff Klepper and Rabbi Dan Freelander’s Shalom Rav for a Jewish music competition hosted by Jewish Rock Radio. I’ve been wanting to arrange this song for a while, so I chose it for my submission without realizing how timely it actually is. The Jewish people are about to enter into the Hebrew month of Cheshvan - a month without Jewish holidays or special commandments. Interestingly, this comes immediately after the month of Tishrei, which is packed with High Holidays and celebrations. While Cheshvan allows us to settle back into our ordinary routines, it also gives us the opportunity to take our reflection and inspiration from Tishrei into our normal lives. It is the perfect time to work to be better people and practice Tikkun Olam, making the world a better place. But this year is different; nothing about it is ordinary or routine. I’m feeling the tension of entering what is supposed to be a calming time when there is a growing sense of unrest worldwide. So I’d like to share this powerful prayer for peace now, one that has always given me comfort in scary times as much as it has inspired me to get up and do my part - like Cheshvan calls on us to do. One way I’m going to do my part this month is by voting. If you are eligible to vote, please join me so we can work towards a peaceful world for all. Rosh Chodesh Tov! No matter what state you are voting in, you can check your registration, find your polling place, or request an absentee ballot at @. [Arrangement, audio & video - Mayta Cohen]
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