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When Music is not Just Music: Sami Oral History through the Yoik Singing Tradition
Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Join MIC on Tuesday, April 27, for a special presentation on Sami oral history as expressed through music, with Professor Krister Stoor, visiting professor of Scandinavian Studies at Gustavus Adolphus College.

Sami history spans at least 4,000 years and, despite efforts to acculturate the Sami into mainstream Norwegian, Swedish and Finnish cultures, they have continued their nomadic way of life. Oral traditions, especially their folk music - the Yoik, keep the stories and the history of this enduring culture alive.

Professor Stoor was raised in the Sami culture. His family is among the 17,000 Sami living in the northernmost part of Sweden, where they have been herding reindeer for more than 400 years. With a degree in museology, Krister Stoor is a researcher in folklore, specializing in Sami traditions.

  • Time: 5:30 - 7:30 P
  • Place: Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, Cowles Auditorium, 301 19th Avenue S, University of Minnesota, West Bank. Parking ramp at 3rd Street S and 19th Avenue S
  • Cost:
        $5 Member/Students
        $10 Non-Member
        (Advance registration requested. )
  • To register: Complete our online pre-registration form

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