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Animated Music Video: “Ich A Mazeldicker Yid” by The Brothers Nazaroff

Last October Smithsonian Folkways released “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 The Happy Prince’s song “Ich A Mazeldicker Yid (Oh! Am I a ‘Mazeldicker’ Jew!).”