PASSOVER PALOOZA! Lively and Unleavened!
WITH THE ORIGINAL MATZO GIRL, MAMA DONI
March 18 – At the Original Streit’s Matzo Factory, Lower East Side, NYC
Is it possible to make Jewish holidays fun and engaging for children? Yes, and I am proud to personally know one of the best and most talented musicians doing that today. Mama Doni and The Mama Doni Band. They are reaching Jewish children and their famliies as Jewish holidays are happening. Here are what other people are saying:
“Her stage name may sound as if it belonged on a jar of pasta sauce, but Mama Doni is an indisputably Jewish performer. Doni Zasloff Thomas in real life, she specializes in putting a Jewish spin on all kinds of musical styles, including reggae, rock, disco and Latin.” – The New York Times
“New Jersey’s Mama Doni makes a zany musical chicken soup of reggae, rock, disco, Latin, klezmer, and other styles.”
– The Boston Globe
“Not since Woody Allen’s Radio Days has American Jewish youth culture been celebrated with such a sublime mix of silly and substantive.” – Miami Herald
Join Doni Zasloff Thomas, a.k.a. Mama Doni, in kicking off Passover 2012 with Passover Palooza, a free event at the original Streit’s Matzo Factory, 150 Rivington St., NYC, celebrating Jewish culture with a high-energy Mama Doni show, a tour of the matzo factory, a Behrman House Publishers Jewish book fair, giveaways of matzos, macaroons, CDs, and posters, and more!
Streit’s, the famous New York City family-owned matzo company, has been making matzos for 87 years, and, of course, Mama Doni loves matzo. In anticipation of Passover, Streit’s and Mama Doni present a new kids’ music video, “MISSION IMMATZOBLE,” all about the quest for Kosher for Passover food:
Mama Doni is the lead singer/songwriter of The Mama Doni Band, honored with a 2011 Parents’ Choice® Award for their recent release, 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 2008 International Jewish Music Festival in Amsterdam. The band celebrates Jewish culture with irrepressible zest in its interactive family rock 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 reggae, rock, disco, Latin, klezmer and “Jewgrass” – all woven together with a hip Jewish sensibility.
PASSOVER PALOOZA WITH MAMA DONI & THE MAMA DONI BAND
FREE MAMA DONI FAMILY CONCERT, STREIT’S MATZO FACTORY TOUR, & BOOK FAIR
WHERE: Streit’s Matzo Factory, 150 Rivington St., New York, NY 10002
WHEN: Sunday, March 18.
1:00 p.m. FREE Family Concert (geared toward kids ages 12 and under and their families).
2:00 p.m. Streit’s Matzo Factory Tour and Behrman House Publishing Jewish Book Fair.
ADMISSION: FREE FREE FREE FREE
INFO: 718-813-7170 http://www.mamadoni.com