Monday, November 02, 2015

Ben Katchor's animated video for Smithsonian Folkways music

The Brothers Nazaroff: The Happy Prince is 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.

Year Released 2015
Catalog Number NONSI00036
Duration 1:55
Agent(s) The Brothers Nazaroff
Culture Group(s) Jewish
Genre(s) Judaica; World
Language(s) English; Yiddish

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