Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Hanukkah Concert for Kids on Siriusxm

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Hanukkah Concert for Kids on Siriusxm

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It's Hanukkah! It's Thanksgiving! It's Thanksgivukkah!

To celebrate the festive season, Mama Doni & The Mama Doni Band will bring their brand of "funky music with a Jewish twist" to "Mama Doni's Han-ukkah Special," a concert to be broadcast throughout this weekend on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio's Kids Place Live (Channel 78).

Montclair-based Doni Zasloff, aka 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." The band celebrates Jewish culture with interactive family concerts filled with pop songs that break the mold of traditional Jewish music.

The concert will be broadcast at 9 tonight, 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday.


This holiday season, WQXR-FM (105.9) will present four musical events celebrating various traditions and genres at its live events venue, The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space.

The series kicks off on Thursday with Hanukkah music and will continue with events featuring violinist Joshua Bell and friends playing seasonal music from his new CD "Musical Gifts" (Dec. 10), and The Canadian Brass paying tribute to some of the most popular animated specials created for the holiday (Dec. 13).

On Dec. 16, WQXR and WNYC's annual staged reading of "A Christmas Carol" returns with this year's Scrooge played by Broadway and film actor Tony Roberts. Other roles will be performed by station hosts and on-air personalities in the production directed by WQXR host Elliott Forrest.

For information or to watch the live webcast of the events, go to


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