The Norwegian/Swedish quintet Friends & Neighbors was formed in 2009 in Trondheim, Norway. Since their first record, “No Beat Policy” in 2011, they have released three more powerful albums, and established themselves as a force to be reckoned with on the Scandinavian jazz scene. The band is clearly defined by the five members’ strong individual […]
Join us for a most wonderful weekend filled to the brim with rich Swedish folk fiddling and dance workshops, fabulous food and fellowship, plus dancing into the evening! Workshops will focus on folk dance, fiddle, and nyckelharpa.
For this episode, Esty sits down with folk studies professor Tim Frandy to learn about the Sámi, the indigenous peoples of the Nordic countries. Over the course of the hour, they explore a wide range of topics, including Sámi history and lifeways, colonization and boarding schools, language, joik (traditional song), folk stories, and Indigenous activism […]