Nov 21, 2009

Review and Giveaway: The Mama Doni Band "Chanukah Fever" CD


Fun and silly, funky and happy are the best words to describe the music on Mama Doni's latest album, "Chanuka Fever: 12 Macca Beats for The Whole Family."

Mama Doni, aka Doni Zasloff Thomas, is a talented and hip mother of two young children, who has been immersed in Jewish life and music since she was a little girl. Sharing her passion with her preschool music students inspired Doni to start writing and recording her own songs, and in 2008 Mama Doni released her first album, "I Love Herring."

Winners of the Simcha Award at the 2008 International Jewish Music Festival, Amsterdam, The Mama Doni Band serves up happy joyful music in a wide variety of styles from reggae to rock with blends of Klezmer and even disco along with a few other genres mixed in.

My "review panel" (aka, my munchkin boys) and I were quite excited to listen to this cd. After all, who can resist some "good toe-tapping, hand clapping, all-out jumping and wiggling, goofy smiles ear to ear," music?? And that is exactly what Mama Doni has created, in my humble opinion (and my review panel's opinions!)

We had fun, sang along, giggled and grooved. That's what I love about this music....it makes my kids "happy in their tummies." And those words makes this mommy happy in her heart.

You can buy the Mama Doni's "Chanuks Fever" CD online  and put some smiles and "happy" in your families "tummies" too!

Or, WIN A COPY HERE!!

To Enter:
Visit the MamaDoni Website, and listen to the song selections from the Chanuka Fever CD. Leave me a comment telling me which is your favorite. (Ours, by unanimous agreement, was "Latke Man")


Extra Entries:

1. Join The Mama Doni Band Group Page on FaceBook (3 entries)


2. Tweet this contest and leave me a comment with url. ( get an extra entry for each day you tweet.)

3. Follow me on Twitter. (3 entries)

4. Become a fan of  Happy Healthy Families on FaceBook. (3 entries)

5. Follow my blog (widget  on left sidebar)


6. Paste the Happy Healthy Families Button on Your Sidebar or Add to Your Blog Roll.

7. Favorite Happy Healthy Families on Technorati.

8. Blog about this giveaway and leave me the url. (3 entries)

The Details:
Open to US addresses.
Contest ends December 9th at 11:59 est.
Winner will be drawn by Random.org, and notified by email.
Winner will have 3 days to confirm or new winner will be drawn.
Please leave valid email address or active blog link w/ valid email address.

I received a copy of the Mama Doni "Chanuka Fever CD" to review. I received no monetary compensation and all opinions expressed here are completely my own and my munchkin boys.

43 comments:

Aileen said...

My 5 year old and me liked La Vida Dreidel the best, but we agree Latka Man was pretty good.

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Aileen said...

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Aileen said...

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Aileen said...

Following on Twitter with http://twitter.com/monkeygrl. Entry 1

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Aileen said...

Fan of your blog on FB. Entry 3

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Aileen said...

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Aileen said...

Fan of your blog on FB. Entry 1

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Aileen said...

Joined The Mama Doni Band Group on FB. Entry 1.

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Aileen said...

Joined The Mama Doni Band Group on FB. Entry 3

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Aileen said...

Joined The Mama Doni Band Group on FB. Entry 2

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Joanmurraycefalu said...

We liked "La Vida Dreidel". Great contest. Hope we win :)

mverno said...

La Vida Dreidel mverno@roadrunner.com

maweisberg said...

i would love to win this

Diana D said...

Latke Man was an upbeat tune. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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Aileen said...

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Becca said...

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Becca said...

I am a member of the Mama Doni Band page on facebook as Becca Okaneko (entry 1)

Becca said...

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Becca said...

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Becca said...

I am a member of the Mama Doni Band page on facebook as Becca Okaneko (entry 3)

Becca said...

I am following you on twitter (I am sbshortie) (entry 3)

Becca said...

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Becca said...

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Becca said...

I became a fan of Happy Healthy Families on facebook as Becca Okaneko (entry 3)

Becca said...

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Becca said...

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Aileen said...

Tweeted from monkeygrl59
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Aileen said...

Tweeted. http://twitter.com/monkeygrl59/status/6324975657

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Melissa said...

Latka Man is my favorite!

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Aileen said...

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Aileen said...

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Darcie K. said...

Our favorite is La Vida Dreidel!
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Lubelle said...

We really like La Vida Dreidel the best.

Lubelle said...

I follow you on Twitter. Username-lubelle7

Lubelle said...

Tweeted this giveaway. http://twitter.com/lubelle7/status/6459180258

erma said...

I like the song "La Vida Dreidel".
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Anonymous said...

"La Vida Dreidel"!

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