This article originally appeared in the Yiddish Forverts.
Adah Hetko is a Yiddish singer who adapts classic songs from the collections of ethnomusicologists such as Ruth Rubin and gives them a modern feel.
In this recording, produced by the Forverts, she performs her take on the folk song “In Droysn Iz Fintster” (“It’s Dark Outside”) with Allison Posner, a graduate student in Yiddish studies at Indiana University. Hetko’s father, Joe Hetko, accompanies them on guitar.
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