Mama Doni & The Mama Doni Band to Celebrate Chanukah on Sirius/XM
Mama Doni & The Mama Doni
It's Chanukah! It's Thanksgiving! At the same time! To celebrate the festive season, Mama Doni & The Mama Doni Band will bring their inimitable brand of "funky music with a Jewish twist" to Mama Doni's Chanukah Special, a full-length concert to be broadcast throughout Thanksgiving weekend on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio's Kids Place Live (Channel 78).
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).
Rocking out for Chanukah, Mama Doni & The Mama Doni Band will perform such latkelicious songs as "La Vida Dreidel," "Chanukah Fever," "A Land Called Sufganiyot" (a reggae song about jelly doughnuts), and even a wild bluegrass version of a song about Chanukah gelt, "Honey, This Ain't Money," from Mama Doni's new DVD, Mama Doni's Jewish Holiday Party, and her new album, Mama Doni: The Acoustic Jewish Holiday Collection. Kids in the Kids Place Live "Rumpus Room" audience will boogie like a dreidel, air guitar with the band ("Latke Man" style), join in an applesauce vs. sour cream rock-along, and chime in on the eternal question of "Chanukah" or "Hanukah." Hip young kids and their even hipper parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles listening at home should be prepared to get up and dance at these spirited Jewish rock concerts. Chanukah will never be the same!
Montclair, New Jersey-based Doni Zasloff, a.k.a. Mama Doni, is the lead singer/songwriter of The Mama Doni Band, honored with two Parents' Choice Awards for their CDs Emunah and Shabbat Shaboom and winner of the Simcha Award for "Inspiring Joy Through Music" in competition with more than 100 bands from 15 different countries at the International Jewish Music Festival in Amsterdam. The band celebrates Jewish culture with irrepressible zest in its interactive family concerts filled with catchy pop songs that break the mold of traditional Jewish music. Quirky, offbeat, and unpredictable, The Mama Doni Band offers up a contagious and unexpected blend of contemporary American bluegrass, reggae, rock, disco, Latin, and klezmer, all woven together with a hip Jewish sensibility.
Watch for Mama Doni's new releases, Mama Doni's Jewish Holiday Party(DVD) and Mama Doni: The Acoustic Jewish Holiday Collection (CD), available beginning November 12 at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, itunes, FYE Stores, See of Sound, and directly through Mama Doni's website.
MAMA DONI IN PERFORMANCE
Nov. 3 Lawrence Family JCC, La Jolla, CA
MAMA DONI & THE MAMA DONI BAND
MAMA DONI'S CHANUKAH SPECIAL
Sirius/XM Satellite Radio's Kids Place Live - Channel 78
Friday, November 29 - 9 p.m. EST/6 p.m. PST
Saturday, November 30 - 9 a.m. & 5 p.m. EST/2 p.m. PST
Sunday, December 1 - 12 p.m. EST/9 a.m. PST
Photo by: Andrew Lepley