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WATCH: The Timeless Yiddish Love Song, ‘It’s Dark Outside’

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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