Christmas, Ramadan, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa
By Ryan Meeboer
Eighth Note Publications
A Holiday Festival is a multi-cultural holiday piece including songs representing Christmas, Ramadan, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. The piece opens with a bold entrance of "Deck the Halls" before moving into a song titled "Eid Mubaruk," an original piece inspired by Arabic music. It then moves into an arrangement of a traditional Hebrew song, "Hanukkah, Sov, Sov, Sov." Afterwards, another original piece titled "Umoja, Nia, Imani," inspired by African grooves and feels, is performed, followed by a full arrangement of "Deck the Halls" to close the entire medley.