Stämbandet presents: Love, Scandinavian Style, an evening of Scandinavian love songs
Presented by Stambandet: The Scandinavian Vocal Ensemble
May 4, 2013
Founded in 1978, Stämbandet has a reputation for excellence both as an a cappella ensemble and a World Music vocal group. Presenting songs rarely heard outside of Iceland, Norway, Finland, Denmark, and Sweden, this captivating vocal band often breaks into six- and seven- part harmonies sung in six languages. Led by Allen LeVines, musical director since 1985, Stämbandet performs a wide range of a cappella folk traditions unique to Scandinavia, including "trall" - singers imitating fiddlers playing dance music - a practice that has been compared to scat singing. This concert will be a selection of love songs from the 5 Nordic countries.