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In the News (Wed 22 Nov 17)

  
 River of Song: Music Along the River
Traditional Music is one of the symbols that bind Norwegian Americans to each other and to past generations, from the fjords and valleys of Norway to the farms and cities of Minnesota.
As Norwegian historian Lars Reinton put it, "Norway is a country of many' nations which naturally draw together when they get outside the country." (8) In America, sharing a Norwegian background gradually became more important than the heritage of any one district.
Most belong to the category of old-time music, in which waltzes, reinlenders (schottisches), and polkas are the most prominent tune types; we have also included one old-time song.
www.pbs.org /riverofsong/music/e1-old-time.html   (1312 words)

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