Sunday, April 24, 2011

“Shabbat Shaboom” CD by Mama Doni Review + {Giveaway – Ends 5/7} (CLOSED)

Mama Doni
A new CD is here from a Doni Zasloff Thomas, better known as Mama Doni. “Shabbat Shaboom” is a CD that celebrates Jewish culture with the entire family.

MAMA DONI’S BACK WITH A “CHALLAH-DAY” ALBUM!

ROLL UP THE RUG AND MAKE SOME ROOM
for
SHABBAT SHABOOM!

“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

“A zany musical chicken soup of reggae, rock, disco, Latin, Kelzmer, and other styles.” The Boston Globe

“Wacky Jewish indie-rock for kids.”  - The Star-Ledger

“Mama Doni … is part ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic (for the hilarious and surprisingly insightful lyrics), part Sarah Silverman (but much cleaner and only the parts of Sarah’s show where she innocently sings her little heart out), and that adorable mom down the street who manages to wear bright red lipstick and cute track suit to put out the recycling at 6 a.m.”
KIWI magazine


MONTCLAIR, NJ (Jan. 7) – The inimitable Mama Doni brings her special brand of “funky music with a Jewish twist” to a new “Challah-Day” album, with the March 22 release of Shabbat Shaboom (Mama Doni Productions, $15, run time 42 minutes, all ages).
Doni Zasloff Thomas, aka Mama Doni, is the lead singer/songwriter in The Mama Doni Band.   Doni’s “wacky, Jewish indie-rock band for kids” won 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.   Quirky, zany, offbeat, and unpredictable, The Mama Doni Band expands the horizons of traditional Jewish music with a contagious and unexpected blend of reggae, rock, disco, Latin, klezmer and “Jewgrass” – all woven together with a hip Jewish sensibility.    
The original songs and stories on Shabbat Shaboom transport listeners to a place where the album’s warmly sincere pop-rock title track happily melds with a Gloria Estefan-meets-Fiddler on the Roof conga line tune, "Challah-Day,” where the reggae-influenced “Mazel Tov” meets a disco ditty, “Sabbath Queen.”  Shabbat Shaboom touches on such aspects as lighting candles, being with family (mishpocha), celebrating bat mitzvahs, and even the “workout” that Mama Doni mischievously terms "synagoguersizing."    
Shabbat Shaboom marks the first Mama Doni CD to showcase the entire Mama Doni Band.  Says Doni, “Shabbat Shaboom is really an evolution for us.  It’s a little less shticky than my previous CDs.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s still fun!  But this album has a slightly different vibe.  It’s more sophisticated musically than my earlier work, a bit more soulful, you might say.”
The raison d'être of Mama Doni’s presentation goes deeper than surface “shtick.”  What’s important to Doni is the idea of giving children their own current and positive musical voice.  Doni lays out her mission: “I want to share with kids of all ages and backgrounds the humor and richness that effervesces throughout Yiddish language and Jewish culture. Through my music I hope that they can access the joy in this culture in a new way and have a rockin‘ good time in the process!”

Mama Doni3 We enjoyed the Shabbat Shaboom CD. We’re not Jewish, but we do love good music. My son appreciates a wide variety of music, and I love when he gets the chance to learn new things through a variety of means. This CD was fun and lively…just like we like our music. It’s great for children and the whole family too. You can purchase this CD at CDBaby.com, MamaDoni.com, and iTunes. And you have a chance to win one for yourself here.

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Prize – 1 Shabbat Shaboom CD by Mama Doni 

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This giveaway is open now through Saturday, May 7th. I will post the winner on Sunday, May 8th.

Open to USA only!


*Disclosure: This is not a paid post, I received the product for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.*

19 comments:

NW Homesteader said...

Oh my I love it! Oy Vey was great! My kids started dancing immediately!

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Linda @ Linda's Lunacy said...

I like Shabbat Shaboom. But they're all great!

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I like the Mama Doni Band on Facebook.

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