Wednesday, February 20, 2013

12-Year-Old Israeli Performer Sings Yiddish Classics


Last year in Jerusalem's International Conference Center at a party celebrating the mass Bar Mitzvah of 110 orphaned boys coordinated by Colel Chabad, professional child singer Daniel Pruzansky sang two Yiddshe classics: A Yiddishe Mamme and Oyfn Pripetchik

Daniel Pruzansky was born in 1999 and he lives in Rosh Ha'ayin. He plays the piano and clarinet and knows how to sing opera. When he was six he won the first place in a young talent competition becoming the solo singer of the band Kinderlach. At the age of nine he released his first album which contains sixteen songs and he represented Israel at the Slavic Bazaar festival two years ago.

Daniel and five girl singers have formed a band called Kids.il. The group’s name refers to Israel’s international domain suffix, which is .il. Working with musician Ohad Hitman, they wrote the song Let the Music Win, the Israeli entry in the Junior Eurovision contest. 

In the first video below, Daniel sings A Yiddishe Mamme and Oyfn Pripetchik. The video that follows is the official entry in the Junior Eurovision contest, with Kids.il singing the chorus in four languages: English, Russian, French, and Hebrew.  

Enjoy!

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(A tip of the kippah and a copy of our e-book Jewish Humor on Your Desktop: Humor in Jewish Life to May Herlands for bringing this talented young singer to our attention.)