Read more about The Brothers Nazaroff: The Happy Prince on the Smithsonian Folkways website: http://goo.gl/7gS29q
On October 23, 2015, Smithsonian Folkways releases The Brothers Nazaroff: The Happy Prince, a boisterous, high-energy tribute to cult Yiddish troubadour Nathan “Prince” Nazaroff, who recorded the mysterious Folkways 10-inch record Jewish Freilach Songs in 1954. International klezmer supergroup The Brothers Nazaroff, composed of Daniel Kahn, Psoy Korolenko, Michael Alpert, Jake Shulman-Ment, Bob Cohen, and Hampus Melin, breathe new life into the discordant, obscure, jubilant legacy of their Happy Prince.
This animation by Ben Katchor gives a preview of The Brothers Nazaroff's raucous reinterpretation of on of The Happy Prince's songs.
Featured song: "Ich A Mazeldicker Yid (Oh! Am I a 'Mazeldicker' Jew!)" from The Brothers Nazaroff: The Happy Prince, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2015