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Happy spring, everyone! There’s lots to report here in the Sound Archives, but I’d like to focus on the exciting recent developments in the digitization and dissemination of the field recordings of the legendary Yiddish song zamler (collector), historian and … Continue reading
A meydl in di yorn Performed by Adrienne Cooper accompanied by Zalmen Mlotek, piano Recorded at KlezKamp: The Yiddish Folk Arts Program Paramount Hotel, Parksville, NY December 1989 Photo by Layle Silbert
This is a slightly expanded version of an article published in the Fall 2011 issue of Yedies, YIVO’s newsletter, featuring full color scans of artwork and sound clips. In commemoration of the 95th yortsayt of the beloved Yiddish author and … Continue reading
Well, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? I was contacted a week ago by Itzik Gottesman, director of the An-sky Jewish Folklore Research Project regarding a song he has posted on the blog The Yiddish Song of the Week (http://yiddishsong.wordpress.com), … Continue reading
Hi, all I’m running out of oxygen here in the Sound Archives (on Fridays they turn off the ventilation mid-afternoon) so I gotta be fast before I pass out. I thought I might post a couple of seasonal things for … Continue reading
Hi, all. Hope you’re keeping cool. Me, I’m gearing up to go KlezKanada in Montréal to teach folksongs collected by Ruth Rubin. Meantime, last week I was working with a researcher interested in examples of songs combining Yiddish and English, … Continue reading