Klezmer band’s ‘chicken soup song’ raises money for charity over Chanukah

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Klezmer band’s ‘chicken soup song’ raises money for charity over Chanukah

Bis-Bas are donating all proceeds of their forthcoming single about Jewish penicillin to Jewish Care

A Golders Green-based klezmer band is raising money for charity over Chanukah with a chicken soup-themed single.

Fusing the sounds of Ashkenazi Europe and the Sephardic Middle East, Bis-Bas are releasing their jingle this week, donating all proceeds over the festival of lights to Jewish Care.

Written about Jewish penicillin, the single tells the story of a grandmother teaching her grandson how to make chicken soup, following an old family recipe.

Jonny Mosesson, the band’s singer says: “We wrote The Chicken Soup Song to highlight the vital link between young and old generations and especially the passing down of culinary traditions.

“Food is central to family life and community living. It’s so important to keep these recipes alive and well and we hope the song will inspire young and old alike to get into the kitchen together.”

The band is made up of Mosesson,, jazz trumpeter Jake Painter, guitarist Peter Michaels and Bogdan Vacarescu, who brings the sound of Romanian school of violin.

Mosesson added: “We decided on Jewish Care as the beneficiary of the sales as we are grateful for the amazing and tireless work they do with the older generation.”

Adam Overlander-Kaye, Jewish Care’s recently appointed Director of Fundraising and Community Engagement, said :“Food and music bring people together across the generations and make us all feel good.”

“A download of this song would not only make a great Chanukah present for young and old alike but support Jewish Care’s work across the community. A big thank you to Bis-Bas for approaching us with this song and for donating the proceeds to Jewish Care.”

The full song is available to download today at the following links:

You can watch the Chicken Song here:

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