Friday, January 18, 2013

Mama Doni Is In The Building!

Jersey Girl in the Land of Enchantment Congregation Albert is proud to present two appearances by Artist in Residence

Mama Doni Band
Congregation Albert
Friday January 25 ~ 6:00 pm
Sunday January 27 ~ 11:00 am

Yes! Two appearances by award-winning performer Mama Doni. Mama Doni performs nationally at concerts and workshops, and she has released multiple CDs and videos.

Friday Evening: Mama Doni will deliver a “sermon in song” at the Erev Shabbat Family-Friendly Services at 6:00 pm. An optional dinner ($10) with additional music will follow the service. Email to reserve.

Sunday Morning: The Mama Doni Band will perform at a family concert at 11:00 am. Admission is free. The concert is geared for kids, parents and grandparents to come, to enjoy, and to remember.

Haven't heard of Mama Doni? Abq Jew can happily attest that she is a big hit all over New Jersey. And she's coming to Albuquerque, following appearances in Springfield (NJ), Scotch Plains (NJ), and Morristown* (NJ)!

For inquiring Abq Jew readers who demand to know more, here's some background:
Doni Zasloff Thomas (aka Mama Doni) is a mom, music teacher, songwriter, and lead singer in The Mama Doni Band, honored with a 2011 Parents Choice® Award for their CD, 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. Mama Doni celebrates Jewish culture with irrepressible zest in its high-energy, interactive family rock concerts, and acoustic Shabbat experiences filled with a contagious and unexpected blend of reggae, rock, disco, Latin and klezmer – all woven together with soulful energy and a super hip Jewish sensibility.

When Doni’s children’s preschool asked her to take a position as music teacher in early 2007, she readily agreed, and the creative juices started flowing. Wanting to share her love of Jewish culture with kids in a fun and cool way, Doni soon began writing and recording her own songs. 
And here is a taste of what you can expect:

Shabbat Shalom, Albuquerque!
Good Shabbos, New Mexico!


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