Music Briefs: Hanukkah and Kwanzaa Music, Free Jazz and Acapella

Music Brief - Caucasian woman playing electric guitar

New month, new music briefs. This month we’re looking for Hanukkah and Kwanzaa Music, Free Jazz and Acapella tunes.

Once you’ve completed your work, apply a unique code to each track – just add the code (provided in each brief) to your keyword tags when you upload. As a result, we’ll know which genre you’ve been focusing on.

Also, if you have any questions or comments about any of these music briefs, please email Pond5’s Director of Audio Collections, Mike Pace, at


Hanukkah and Kwanzaa Music

The holiday season is almost upon us, so we’d love to showcase some new takes on traditional Hanukkah and Kwanzaa tunes.

Music Briefs - Hanukkah Music

  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: Hanukkah, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Africa, Holiday, Jewish


Free Jazz

We’re looking for experimental approaches to jazz improvisation that eschew traditional musical conventions. Let your fantasy hit the drums and keep being creative!

  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: free jazz, experimental, improvisation, abstract, fusion



We’d love to hear some creative solo voice work with no musical accompaniment. Bonus points for harmonies. For example, scatting, humming and human beatboxing are highly encouraged!

  • SUGGESTED KEYWORDS: Acapella, vocal, human voice, singing, solo, no instrument, beatbox


Don’t Forget:

Take advantage of the 50-keyword limit and add both broad and specific keywords. On the other hand, do not use recognizable band or artist names, please!

We also encourage you to submit separate :15 and :30 versions of these tracks for social-media use.

Moreover, please note you can apply tags to existing tracks in your portfolio.

Top image: Caucasian Woman Playing Electric Guitar by blendimages

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