Voices of a People: The Story of Yiddish Folksong
The seminal work of Ruth Rubin, a pioneering collector, singer, folklorist, writer, and crusader for the vanishing legacy of the Yiddish world, Voices of a People remains the only general introduction to Yiddish folksong.
A priceless collection of song texts in Yiddish and English, as well as a selection of tunes Rubin transcribed, this volume brings the Jews' ancient, itinerant culture alive through children's songs, dancing songs, and songs about love and courtship, poverty and work, crime and corruption, immigration, and the dream of a homeland. Rubin's notes and annotations weave each text into the larger story of the Jewish experience.
Noted scholar Mark Slobin provides a new foreword that includes a biographical sketch of Rubin and an assessment of her contributions over a lifetime of collecting, absorbing, and disseminating Yiddish folksong.
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Foreword by Mark Slobin
At the Cradle
SONGS CHEDER BOYS SONGS NUMBER AND CUMU
Historical and Topical
Chasidic Melody and Songs
Soviet Yiddish Folk Song
THE NAZI GERMAN INVASION
FolksongA Universal Language
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