Category: Norwegian Heritage

Community members standing in front of the subway sign.

Vanse embraces the NYC subway

Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. The American Festival in Vanse, Norway, celebrated its 11th year this June. The festival’s slogan is “The best thing that happened to Lista since Brooklyn. So it is no surprise...

Sámi yoik survives and thrives

Once banned, this ancient musical expression is evolving and making a comeback Judith Gabriel Vinje Los Angeles What is probably the most ancient music in Europe is still alive and thriving, thanks to the...

Seven Lags meet at Luther College

Anna Oksnevad Minneapolis, Minn. This July 20-23, Luther College hosted the Sju-Lag Stevne groups for a weekend of music, dancing, genealogy research, courses, and a youth camp. The opening session was held Thursday evening...

United in song

Choir’s Norway tour builds relationships Rosalie Grosch Arden Hills, Minn. Why would a choir from Shoreview, Minnesota, travel by bus from Trondheim, Norway, to a village called Sparbu, two hours north? My daughter, Heidi,...