Between 1946 and 1970, folk-singer, scholar, and champion field recorder Ruth Rubin, who grew up in Montreal, collected over 1,500 recordings of Yiddish songs performed by some of the most extraordinary traditional singers of the 20th century. Thanks to the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in New York, her archives are now publicly accessible. Faculty members Hannah Temple, Sasha Lurje, Joanne Borts, Daniel Kahn, Cantor Jeff Warschauer and Ethel Raim will celebrate this remarkable collection, performing selections from the Ruth Rubin Legacy Archive during our Tuesday night concert this summer! A vocal workshop that will focus on some of the treasures of Jewish folk song found in Rubin’s archives will also unfold over the course of the week.
The archive is available online on YIVO’s website! See more about Ruth’s incredible legacy here.