Ove Berg

Ove comes from the Finnskogen and plays the 5-stringed kantele. He propagates the kantele in Norway (including some rather unorthodox playing styles) and has collected a comprehensive sound archive of folk music and song traditions of the Finnskogen, with sound recordings dating as back as 1904.
The Forest Finns, who settled the Finnskogen area in Norway and Sweden in the 1600s, brought rune songs with them, some of which survived in oral tradition up to their recording on phonograph cylinders in the beginning of the 20th century.

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