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Folk Music & Beyond: Vasen In Concert

Jul 19, 2019

Today 3 pm (this Saturday), Folk Music & Beyond presents Vasen in concert, recorded this past April at The Freight & Salvage in Berkeley.  Vasen is one of Sweden’s leading folk bands, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.  For fans of Nordic folk music, this performance is not-to-be-missed! 

Here's the sound we played as a clue. We asked you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.

Sweden, it’s as though we never knew you

Jun 13, 2012
Photo courtesy of Flickr user Therese Göterheim.

It seemed to be going so well, that exercise in democratic Tweeting that Sweden so optimistically dived into this month.

In case you missed it, the idea was to allow a different Swede citizen to helm the country’s official Twitter account each week, in a government effort to showcase the diversity of Sweden’s citizenry.

You have to imagine that any bureaucrat worth their salt who would approve of such a risky experiment would have a contingency plan for when that experiment inevitably went off the rails.