We’d like to share with you some (FREE!) virtual events the CSUMC Sustaining Scandinavian Folk Arts in the Upper Midwest (aka Nordic Folklife) project is organizing.
On April 24th from 11am-12:30pm (Central time) we’ll be hosting our second event in a Finnish American music series, organized by Finn Fest USA. This event will feature musician Lyz Jaakola, an Anishinaabe/Finnish American and Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa member.
In May, our project is partnering with the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study to offer three exciting events.
Friday, May 7th from 2-3:30pm (Central time)
We will be hosting a concert featuring Sara Maja Heurling and Ola Sandström performing music from their album, Irrbloss, which is based on the poetry of the Swedish immigrant and poet, Signe Aurell.
Thursday, May 13th from 2-3:30pm (Central time)
You are invited to join in a fun, informative, and interactive weaving event featuring fiber artist and instructor Laura Demuth of Decorah, Iowa. Early registration for this 90-minute session includes a free handheld Hello! Loom for you to practice at home with during a weaving demonstration! Find out more here: https://folklife.wisc.edu/event/zoom-loom-weave-along-event/
Friday, May 14th from 2-3:30pm (Central time)
Sara Pajunen is a violinist, composer and visual artist who will perform Finnish and Finnish American Fiddle Tunes. Born and based in Northern Minnesota (USA), Pajunen’s work is motivated by the interaction between a deep connection to her ancestral roots and her experience of current American culture.
We hope you will register for any or all of these virtual events as we continue gathering together virtually around traditional music and folk art in the Upper Midwest! You can find all of our upcoming events at the following link: https://folklife.wisc.edu/events/.