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Voices of a People: The Story of Yiddish Folksong

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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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780252069185
Foreword:
Slobin, Mark
Author:
Slobin, Mark
Author:
Rubin, Ruth
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Location:
Urbana
Subject:
Folk & Traditional
Subject:
Ethnic
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Country & Folk
Subject:
Folk music
Subject:
Folk songs, Yiddish
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Folk & Traditional
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
Jews -- Music -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Folk music -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Music-Folk and Ethnic
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
3167
Publication Date:
20000931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

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