Jewish Life: The Old Country

Jewish Life: The Old Country

produced by Ruth Rubin, 1906- (Folkways Records, 1958), 43 mins

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Field of Interest
World Music

When Eastern European Jews immigrated en masse to the United States in the 1880s and ’90s fleeing Czarist oppression and poverty, they brought with them a body of secular folk songs. Sung in Yiddish by men and women who came here from five villages (with English translations and explanations), this recording archives a lost way of life.

Content Type
Music recording
43 mins
Sub Genre
Judaica, Folk Song
Folkways Records
Ruth Rubin, 1906-
Release Date
World Music, American Music, Music & Performing Arts, American Studies, United States and Canada, Europe, Estados Unidos y Canadá, Estados Unidos e Canadá, Europa, Belarus, United States, Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Estados Unidos y Canadá, Estados Unidos e Canadá, Europa

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