Just in Time for Chanukah - MAMA DONI'S JEWISH HOLIDAY PARTY on DVD
Embracing and honoring Jewish tradition with a fresh, new approach, two-time Parents' Choice winner Mama Doni (Doni Zasloff) sings, dances, and cooks her way through the holidays in a fun and inspirational DVD, Mama Doni's Jewish Holiday Party, and its companion CD soundtrack, Mama Doni: The Acoustic Jewish Holiday Collection. (DVD: $19.98, includes bonus CD, run time 66 minutes. CD alone: $12.98, run time 43 minutes).
There has never been a mama quite like Mama Doni, who manages to score a perfect 10 in the world of family music with a joyful celebration of Jewish tradition, culture, and ruach (spirit) set to the colorful sounds and vibrant rhythms of contemporary American bluegrass.
With so many Christmas entertainment options available to families, Mama Doni's Jewish Holiday Party is ready to take its place on the shelf, filling a need for the millions of children who celebrate the Jewish holidays and for audiences who would like to learn about them.
Focusing on three Jewish holidays -- Chanukah, Passover, and Shabbat -- Mama Doni's Jewish Holiday Party promotes an understanding of Jewish traditions, in Mama Doni's warm, contemporary style. Each episode tells the story of the holiday, offers exciting, original music, and includes a scrumptious cooking "how to" segment for such wondrous Jewish dishes as Traditional Latkes, Uncle Milton's Challah, and Mama Doni's very special Matzo Pizzza.
Joined by master instrumentalist Eric Lindberg, Mama Doni boldly plants her feet on unexplored musical terrain with Mama Doni's Jewish Holiday Party and Mama Doni: The Acoustic Jewish Holiday Collection. For this outing, the focus is on a soulful, yet lively, fusion of American bluegrass with traditional Jewish melodies in an acoustic setting that gets to the heart of the Jewish holiday spirit. From an old-time country ballad for Chanukah, "Miracle To Me," to a barn-burnin' "Bluegrass Dayeinu," this soundtrack will grab listeners by the ears and shake them up with a new perspective on Jewish culture. Eric Lindberg's virtuosic collaboration on guitar, 5-string banjo, mandolin, ukulele, and dobro beautifully supoorts Mama Doni's heartfelt vocals to create a real Jewish holiday hoedown.
Mama Doni's recordings are available nationwide as CDs and digital downloads. Mama Doni's Jewish Holiday Party and Mama Doni: The Acoustic Jewish Holiday Collection will be available at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, iTunes, FYE Stores, See of Sound, and directly through Mama Doni's website.
MAMA DONI IN PERFORMANCE
Highlights - Fall/Winter - 2013/2014
Oct. 13 Temple Emanu-El of West Essex, Livingston, NJ
Oct. 20 Jewish Federation of Reading Pennsylvania
Oct. 29/30 Kosherfest, Secaucus, NJ
Nov. 3 Lawrence Family JCC, La Jolla, CA
Nov. 17 Weinstein JCC, Richmond, VA
Nov. 29 Congregation Beth Or, Maple Glen, PA
Dec. 1 JCC of Greater Baltimore, Owings Mills, MD
Dec. 2 Gershman Y at VIE, Philadelphia, PA
March 8 Early Childhood Educators of Reform Judaism, Asheville, NC
March 9 Boston Jewish Music Festival, Boston, MA
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