Thanks to Mommy’s Links: The Social Network for Tri-State / NY Metro Moms!, I have learned about this fun weekend event! Let’s face it, it’s super rare when there’s “preview parties” for a Jewish holiday! Oy vey, I’m so excited! I better go call my mom!
PASSOVER PALOOZA with Mama Doni at The Original Streit’s Matzo Factory THIS WEEKEND in NYC!
Free show! Streit’s Matzo Factory Tour! Book Fair! Giveaways!
LIVELY & UNLEAVENED! IT’S THE STREIT’S MATZO GIRL – MAMA DONI HITTING THE LOWER EAST SIDE ON MARCH 18 WITH HER ‘PASSOVER PALOOZA’ EVENT AT THE ORIGINAL STREIT’S MATZO FACTORY
Mama Doni – the Streit’s Matzo Girl – invites families to have some music with their matzos, when she brings her inimitable brand of “funky music with a Jewish twist” to the first-ever Mama Doni’s Passover Palooza, a family event for everyone who wants to get into the Passover spirit, at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 18 at the original Streit’s Matzo Factory, 148 – 154 Rivington St., NYC.
Passover Palooza will include a FREE Mama Doni concert, a tour of the Streit’s Matzo Factory where families can see Passover matzos being made, a Jewish book fair hosted by Behrman House Publishing, and giveaways galore.
Mama Doni recently entered into a cross-promotional alliance with the nationally recognized Streit’s brand, and her image will be on nearly 1,000,000 matzo boxes at grocery stores throughout the country this spring, offering a free “Music with your Matzo” download. The cross-promotional alliance is designed to celebrate Jewish culture with the young generation, a mission of both Mama Doni and Streit’s.
Doni Zasloff Thomas, a.k.a. 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.
At her Passover Palooza concert, Mama Doni will debut her brand new “Mission Immatzoble” song, perform “Rasta in Pasta” (a reggae tune about what can and can’t be eaten during Passover), and encourage kids and families to get their groove on with “Disco Dayeinu.” Rocking out for Passover, Mama Doni & The Mama Doni Band will also play such matzolicious songs as “Jewish Cowgirl,” “Mazel Tov,” and “Shabbat Shaboom.” Hip young kids and their even hipper parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles should come prepared to get up and dance at this spirited Jewish rock concert. Passover will never be the same!
Mama Doni promises plenty of surprises throughout her Passover Palooza event, highlighted by Passover Prize Breaks with fun Passover questions and an array of prizes for those with the correct answers, including boxes of Streit’s Matzos, samples of Streit’s Macaroons and Mama Doni’s famous Matzo Granola, made according to a recipe in her upcoming book, Music & Matzo Balls: A Jewish American Family Cookbook, Mama Doni CDs, posters, and t-shirts, as well as download cards for a free Mama Doni Passover song.
According to Carrie Stetler in The Star-Ledger, Doni Zasloff Thomas “is proud to have a schtick. And that schtick, she says, is to ‘Jewify’ all forms of music – from country to reggae to holiday songs.” The Miami Herald enthused, “Not since Woody Allen’s Radio Days has American Jewish youth culture been celebrated with such a sublime mix of silly and substantive.”
Mama Doni, a resident of Montclair, New Jersey, hopes that her music will add some Jewish flavor to the lives of people everywhere. She speaks with great passion about preserving the priceless Yiddish and Jewish spirit by imbuing it with a contemporary vibe that connects to life in our times.
Mama Doni’s recordings are available nationwide, as CDs and digital downloads, from Barnes and Noble, Amazon, FYE.com, iTunes, and select Costco locations. Projects currently in production include Music & Matzo Balls: A Jewish American Family Cookbook (Behrman House Publishing) which will be available in fall 2012, a new DVD, and a new CD. A TV pilot is also in the works!
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, 148 – 154 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 & Behrman House Publishing Jewish Book Fair
INFO: 718-813-7170 http://www.mamadoni.com