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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Maccabeats sing for Hanukkah

Last year I found this gem of a video: An a cappella parody of Taio Cruz's "Dynamite" performed by The Maccabeats called "Candlelight." It's too good not to share again in celebration of the season (Hanukkah begins at sundown today).

But wait! There's more!

The Maccabeats have a new song: Matisyahu's "Miracle":

Yes, that's an entirely a cappella version of Matisyahu's song. I love these guys.

AND even more reason to love them: The group is encouraging its fans to donate to donate to the Miracle Match Campaign to raise money for Gift of Life, a bone marrow registry to link people with bone marrow transplants. According to the Maccabeats website, the group is "partnering with Gift of Life to raise $80,000 – $10,000 for each night of Chanukah – to make sure that as many swabs as possible can be processed and added to the registry." (The swab is a cheek swab to test if someone is a bone marrow match.) If you're feeling the need to be charitable and like what you heard in the above videos, maybe the Miracle Match Campaign is where you'll make a donation this holiday season.

-- Cheryl Sadler | | @nhcheryl

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