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Mama Doni Returns Home To Perform At Washington Jewish Music Festival

The Mama Doni Band will perform this Sunday in the 2nd annual WJMF in the Park, a free, family-friendly event.
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The Mama Doni Band will perform this Sunday in the 2nd annual WJMF in the Park, a free, family-friendly event.

A children's musician is returning to her childhood home this Sunday to perform a free concert as part of a local music festival.

Doni Zasloff, better known as Mama Doni, grew up in Rockville. A two-time Parents Choice Award winner, the singer-songwriter says she's grateful and excited to be coming home this weekend to perform in the 15th annual Washington Jewish Music Festival.

Held at Francis Field in Northwest from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., WJMF in the Park is a free, family-friendly event that will feature games, crafts, a moon bounce, and concerts by The Mama Doni Band and others. Zasloff says the show is going to be very interactive.

"We're going to dance. I'm going to get the grandmas up, the dads, the moms, the kids. It's going to be like a big experience...so it's not just like, me on stage. It's everybody gets involved. So you can expect a lot of fun.

She says she wants to help children feel connected to their culture. But she says you don't have to be Jewish to come.

"I hope that if for a moment somebody comes by, whether they planned to come, whether it's an old friend of mine or a fan of mine or just somebody kind of checking it out, to just have a moment of real gratitude for life, for the moment that we have today," she says. "I hope it's a lot of different people with a lot of different backgrounds."

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