danna banana brings his joy, musicality, and impish wit to the \'Festival of Lights\' with Bananukah, an entertaining and educational CD that will have the whole family laughing, singing, dancing and clapping along.
This isn\'t just a collection of Hanukah songs. There are plenty of those. danna banana tells the story of Hanukah through correspondents from BNN--\'the Banana News Network\'. Kids feel part of the action as the Maccabees fight the Assyrians, purify the temple, and celebrate Hanukah with songs about latkes and candles and dreydles. The largely traditional tunes are mixed in with a few dynamic danna banana originals, plus a rock-tinged cover of Elaine Serling\'s \'If I Were A Candle\' that addresses the age old conundrum--\'How exactly do you spell Hanukah?\'. The show and cd has been a hit with crowds orthodox to reform, and watching kids and grandkids discover the music and come alive to the Hanukah holiday is priceless.
danna banana is an award-winning children\'s singer/songwriter who has enchanted kids with his CDs and shows in countless libraries, schools, parks, camps, community centers and theatres. He\'s written songs for Disney\'s Jojo\'s Circus and recording artist Sara Hickman. He\'s a two-time John Lennon Songwriting Contest winner (2006 and Grand Prize in 2001) and was named New York Magazine\'s Best Party Entertainer 2005. He\'s one of the only artists to be nominated for the Shure/Sam Ash Original Sessions Band Search 2008 while also winning \'Hot Pick\' status from iParenting. Go figure! but give a listen.