Youth & Family
August 99:00am – 3:00pm
August 910:30am – 11:30am CST
A crayfish party. August is the traditional month for kräftskivor in Sweden, providing one last time for outdoor celebration before the end of summer. At a kräftskiva, you’ll find kräftor (crayfish), party hats and lots of snaps.
När är kräftskivan? 8:e augusti! When is the crayfish party? August 8th!
I had such a wonderful time at ASI that I became a member! Thank you for the excellent programming you bring to our Twin Cities community!— ASI Member
I had such a wonderful time at ASI that I became a member! Thank you for the excellent programming you bring to our Twin Cities community!
A trip to Minneapolis isn't complete without a visit to ASI— CNN
A trip to Minneapolis isn't complete without a visit to ASI
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More than 100 years ago, Swedish immigrant Signe Aurelle traveled alone from Sweden to Minnesota where she worked as a laundress and seamstress. In 1919, she self-published a series of Swedish-language poems that explored feelings of homesickness and the struggle for a brighter future. Titled Irrbloss—meaning Will-o’-the-Wisp—this collection of metrically perfect and linguistically glowing poetry remained mostly unknown until Marcus Cederström, Community Curator of Nordic-American folklore for the Sustaining Scandinavian Folk Arts in the Upper Midwest Project, wrote his dissertation about Signe.
Musicians Maja Heurling and Ola Sandström collaborated to set music to a selection of poems from Irrbloss, blending folk stylings and the Swedish visa tradition together to underscore the continued relevance and impact of Signe’s words. In October 2019, 100 years after they were released, the album with the compositions of Signe Aurell’s poems was released on Kakafon Records. These songs will be performed live at ASI for the first time on October 1, 2022.
Fans of folk music and poetry should not miss this unique evening of music.
Sun, Oct 30, 20222:30pm – 3:30pm
Sat, Oct 29, 20222:30pm – 3:30pm
Fri, Oct 28, 20222:30pm – 3:30pm
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