18 August 2010

Jerry Jumba: a cultural resource for Carpatho-Rusyn Americans

Jerry Jumba is certainly the greatest living storehouse of Rusyn secular and religious music in North America, and the breadth of his knowledge is outlined in a website profiling Pennsylvania folk artists.

A click on the web site will let you hear some of Jerry's singing and playing, as well as his description, in his own words, of the meaning of Rusyn religious chant.

Says Jerry, "As an inheritor of this song tradition, I try to keep its joy and beauty alive, and creative."

If you'd like to hear more of Jerry, check out the archive of his Carpatho-Rus' radio show.

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