Add a dollop of charismatic performer, a dash of virtuoso guitarist and mix well with lively children and appreciative parents and grandparents and you get an energizing, uplifting concert of Jewish music. Those were the ingredients for the very successful Mama Doni concert held May 31st and co-sponsored and co-chaired by Jessica Aframe of the local PJ Library chapter and Barbara Levitt of B’nai Israel, as a joint outreach program. The concert venue, Hammerhead Martial Arts in Brookfield was generously donated by its owners and was filled with a little over 100 jumping, gyrating children and adults.
Mama Doni is an award winning singer who along with her guitarist Eric Lindberg shared their passion for innovative Jewish music for children. In real life Doni Zasloff and Eric Lindberg are getting married in a week. After the concert, at dinner with Barbara and me, they expressed all the joy and anxiety of a young couple facing soonto- be nuptials and had to rush back to New Jersey that evening to finalize seating arrangements. They are a talented engaging couple who made great music and great friends in their brief local appearance. Bravo!