Shana Tova! Wishing you and your family a HAPPY, HEALTHY, HEALTHY NEW YEAR!
A BITE OUT WITH THE HEBREW MAMITA... IN JOHANNESBURG!
July 26, 2012
THE HEBREW MAMITA AT THE WHITE HOUSE
April 12, 2012
Last week I was thrilled to be a guest at the White House reception honoring Jewish American History Month.
It was truly an honor to be among the guests and tour some of the beautiful rooms.
And yes, I got to shake the President's hand!
You can see more pics from my trip to the White House HERE.
April 12, 2012
I've collaborated with Ladino Rock singer, Sarah Aroeste, on a track from her new CD, "Gracia."
You can listen to it HERE!
HAPPY PASSOVER, HAPPY EASTER
April 6, 2012
I love Passover for many reasons. For the beautiful family memories, and for the inclusive message it relays, reminding us in the passage of Exodus "to not oppress the stranger, for we were once strangers in the land of Egypt."
Passover calls for not only Jews to be free, but to remember we seek freedom for all races and religions that are needy, hungry, enslaved, and oppressed.
Have a beautiful holiday!
TWO EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENTS...
April 6, 2012
I am honored and humbled to be included in the "Voices of Antisemitism" podcast series as part of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. I am told one can listen to the podcast at the museum itself as well as online. More details HERE.
I have also been invited to perform at the annual Limmud conference in South Africa this August. More details coming soon. So excited!
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING...
UPDATED: January 26, 2012
Performer and poet, Vanessa Hidary, the Hebrew Mamita, mashes up her Jewish identity with that of a Puerto Rican - and unsettles stereotypes.
"[The Last Kaiser Roll in the Bodega] is a confession of how Hidary switches tribes, how she is not culturally loyal to one ethnicity but to many, and why cultural dislocation is her milieu."
My Jewish Learning
A Kaiser Roll In The Bodega
"Hidary's work reflects a combination of cultures, and a confusion of them. Her book's first words, 'L'Chaim and Salud,' sets forth her agenda, which includes embracing multiculturalism while remaining distinctly Jewish, and distinctly herself."
Poetry: He Said, She Said
A Review of: The Last Kaiser Roll In The Bodega
"I don't know Vanessa Hidary personally, but I know her work... it's personal. [The Last Kaiser Roll In The Bodega] was all that I expected but nothing that I expected all wrapped in one. // I hate to even call it a book. It is more than that. It is life unbound."
2Deep: My Mother's Daughter
A Ph.D in Her: Vanessa Hidary
"The Last Kaiser Roll In The Bodega, the book written by the poetically talented Vanessa Hidary, was unlike anything you could have expected. Then again, when dealing with Vanessa, to expect anything specific or standard is already your first mistake..."
BSN: Black Star News
The Hebrew Mamita: Spittin' Rootz, Rhymez, & Religion
"Raw strength, sheer vulnerability, witty charisma, thug stance passion, rose-petal fragility, good-girl-gone-bad, or bad-girl-gone-good, Vanessa Hidary aka The Hebrew Mamita embodied it all and then some..."
JEWISH COMMUNITY HERO AWARD NOMINATION
October 3, 2011
L'Shana Tova. A sweet Happy New Year to those that celebrate, and Happy Fall to everyone!
I'm honored to announce that I have been nominated for a Jewish Community Hero Award, and I need your votes to have a shot at being one of the finalists!
YOU CAN VOTE FOR ME HERE!
One can vote for me every 12 hours until the voting ends on November 10th, 2011. So if you'd like to help me out by voting daily I would be so grateful! And of course, please spread the word :)
I'M BEYONG THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF MY FIRST BOOK:
"THE LAST KAISER ROLL IN THE BODEGA"
May 30, 2011
"The Last Kaiser Roll In The Bodega is a collection of Vanessa's signature poems, prose, and excerpts of her nationally acclaimed one-woman show; Culture Bandit. Vanessa draws inspiration for her work from issues of cultural identity, unrequited love, hip-hop and more.
Please visit the online store to purchase your copy and maybe a gift for someone else :)
I will personalize each copy with a signature upon request.
Thank you for all your support!