The gorgeous repertoire of Yiddish folk songs that were once sung as part of daily life all over Eastern Europe has mostly been forgotten today. But it has not disappeared, and it's just waiting to be sung again and brought back to life. The complete collection of ethnographic recordings made by the late, great Yiddish singer/ethnographer Ruth Rubin between 1947 and 1966 in Eastern Europe is now available online through the National Library of Israel website. It includes not only Yiddish songs, but also nigunim, proverbs and the life stories of some of the singers.
In this unique workshop, offered for the first time in Yiddish Summer Weimar, two extraordinary artists from Moldova will guide us through the collection: vocalist Efim Chorny and pianist Susan Ghergus. Starting from the recordings, Efim and Susan will explain and translate the songs, help us to understand the special nuances of traditional Yiddish singing style and technique, and guide us in bringing the songs back to life in our own interpretations.
We will work both with the recordings and with transcriptions.
It is not necessary to speak or read Yiddish to participate in this workshop! All you need is the desire to sing and to explore an almost forgotten world of song with the help of two of the best interpreters and teachers of Yiddish song in the world today. Whether you already sing Yiddish songs or you're a newcomer, this workshop will expand your horizons and introduce you to a special world of beauty.
Workshop fee: 345 € Standard / 270 € Reduced / 470 € Sponsor / 145 € under 18
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