This Song is Your Song – The popular tradition of translating English songs into Yiddish
Mar 11, 2021
12 am ET
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Watch as Forward editor in chief Jodi Rudoren talks to singer-songwriter Daniel Kahn, producer of the hit video of Woody Guthrie’s classic anthem, ‘This Land is Your Land’ in Yiddish, and a panel of Yiddish culture mavens, on the thrills and challenges of creating such intersections between two cultures.
The clip of the song, “Dos Land iz Dayn Land”, which was translated by Boston Yiddishist Linda Gritz, Kahn and documentary film director Josh Waletzky, received over 42,000 views on YouTube in less than a week.