7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Join UJPO’s singing group Zing! Zing! Zing! at the Winchevsky Centre on Thursday November 22 as we pay tribute to the legendary Yiddish folklorist Ruth Rubin, who has close family ties to UJPO. Rubin, born in Montreal in 1906, spent her life and career collecting more than 2,000 Yiddish songs, often lugging a tape recorder into the living rooms of immigrants to preserve the music of a vanishing cultural tradition.
Klezmer music was performed primarily by men. Rubin specialized in collecting the songs of the women — sung in the kitchen and on the factory floor. She also collaborated for decades with Pete Seeger and taught him many Yiddish songs.
From 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. we will perform some of the songs most closely associated with Rubin, including Oksn and Tumbalalalika, and hear memories from those who knew her well. From 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. we will sing songs with an environmental theme, including Escarpment Song by Sarah Harmer and Pollution by Tom Lehrer. For more info:
All are welcome.