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Kulning: The Swedish Herding Calls of the North

Wednesday, September 2, 2020   (0 Comments)
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Kulning: The Swedish Herding Calls of the North
By Jennie Tiderman-Österberg
Folklife, September 2, 2020

“We were born into labor and responsibility. And it has followed us our entire lives. It’s in our blood.”

These words struck me deeply. This was 2017, and I was listening to recordings in Dalarnas museum’s sound archive. The voice belonged to Karin Saros, a Swedish woman from Mora, Dalarna, born April 20, 1887.

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