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Migrasong: The Tunes They Carried Across the Sea

  • Norway House 913 East Franklin Avenue Minneapolis, MN, 55404 United States (map)

Migrasong aims to shed a modern light on an important yet neglected part of the history of emigration from Norway 150 years ago. This was a period when many inhabitants were seeking a better and more secure future in a new land. The emigrants took folk tunes from home with them, and new songs came into being where they settled. These were songs of longing – music full of dreams of the lives they had lived and images of the new life awaiting them.

In presenting the authentic contents of the songs and the ways they have been sung over time we shall see how tunes and words have had an effect on each other, and how this in turn has resulted in new songs. Migrasong will describe a way of life through a variety of voices, tainted by the situation, which many refugees and other immigrants experience today, in the USA, Norway and elsewhere.

In collaboration with MUHO The Western Norway Emigration Centre, Sletta, Radøy
Working relations: Hordaland County/ the Western Norway Emigration Centre.

$10 General | $5 Members

Reidun Horvei, song/storyteller. 
Inger-Kristine Riber, piano

Tore Nysæther

Concept: Reidun Horvei
Script: Reidun Horvei
Visual background, script dramaturgy: Tore Nysæther, Bergen