On a cold and dreary weekend in October 2018, Seth Adams and David Ladon packed up their instruments and set off for Bright Angel Retreat Center in Union Pier, Michigan. Under the guidance of Chicago DIY archivist and producer, Chris Lee (Dark Circles Records, Mykele Deville), we teamed up with a menagerie of guest artists to record this multi-lingual collection of Chanukah favorites. The first Animal Farm release to feature cover songs, "Hanukkah! Chanukah! Khanike!" includes songs in Yiddish, Ladino, Hebrew, and English. Seamlessly blending Klezmer, Rock, Jazz, and Folk, these high-energy songs are sure to liven up any holiday party!
released November 30, 2018
David Ladon - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, and Bass Guitar.
Seth Adams - Drums, Trumpet, Percussion, Vocals, and Glockenspiel.
Karolina Prus - Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet
Faraz Chaudry - Electric Guitar
Josh Levine - Piano
Lisa Hastings - Vocals
Produced by Chris Lee and Animal Farm
Engineered and Mixed by Chris Lee
Mastered by Mike Hagler
Executive Producer: Michael B. Stewart
Album Artwork: Sarai Bernice
Special thanks to Susan Padveen, Joshua Ladon, and Shifra Whiteman for their support of this project.
ANIMAL FARM is a Chicago-based quartet of musicians and educators whose lively performances entertain and engage children of all ages. Our stage show is a colorful blend of music, storytelling, hilarious antics and audience participation.