Nykken and Bear (2013) – Nykken, Nøkken, is the Scandinavian water spirit of the shorelines, always male entities who want to consume the magic poet women. Th Bear is known all around the world for its magical potency: shape shifter, dance leader, winter sleeper, biter.
Traditional and Original stories and songs in English, Norwegian, German, and Swedish.
Svart (2016) – Black – beings of the deep underground!
This recording begins with the final version of Voluspa KariOla – a telling of the staff carrying woman’s prophecy and ends with a 17 minute staff rhythm journey into the nine worlds, recorded live at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis. In between is Avalanche – Kari’s original rendition of the Hogganvik Runestone.
Original and traditional stories and songs in runes, Old Norse, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, and English.
Folklorist, music critic and editor Stephen Winick, in his article about Eurotrad: European Roots Music for the Huffington Post, said:
"Tauring's hypnotic storytelling and singing make for
a charming and instructive trip to the northlands."
The article starts with Finnish band Kardemimmit. Minnesotans will have two chances to hear this charming quartet of women in September.
Then Kari Tauring's Nykken and Bear - along with embedded ...
Öorlog in Old Norse means primal law. Like other concepts in Old Norse metaphysics, it has a deep root in Sanskrit. Öorlog is akin to to the Sanskrit concept dharma, "a derivation from the root dhṛ, which has a meaning of "to hold, maintain, keep", and takes a meaning of "what is established or firm", and hence "law" (Wikipedia). In ...
Kari Tauring and Drew Miller mark the culmination of their 8-year journey together into Nordic tradition with two albums: Ljos and Svart.
Another long-time Kari collaborator, Lynette Reini-Grandell, joins in Finnish charms and Kalevala songs. Scott Nieman once again mixes brilliantly and adds the magic of his strings.
In the over 100 minutes of original and traditional music, spoken word, and instrumentals, the Sun ...
Join the volur, staff carriers Kari Tauring and Aneesa Erinn Adams in celebrating the opening night of Circus Juventes new original summer saga with Nordic blessing ritual outside in the gazebo. Offerings of local water for the ancestors of the place pair with geitost cheese for the ancestors of those whose stories we tell! Join in Komme Alle (Come Everyone) ...
In the Footsteps of My Mothers by Kari Tauring for Underdølen Magazine, Spring/Summer 2015.
In the Footsteps of my Mothers
I am Kari Tauring, Grace's daughter who was Myrtle Engen's daughter who was Thea Marie Nykreims's daughter who was Oline Gudvangen's daughter who was the youngest daughter of Turid Nedberg and the only member of the family to leave Norway for America. ...