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St. James Santiago School will offer a warm welcome for a night of cold culture this Friday, Oct. 4, as it presents “Northern Lights: The Culture of Norway’s Kven and Sami People” at the Lincoln City Cultural Center.

This engaging evening of indigenous culture will feature traditional Sami and Kven music, history, storytelling, songs, fun facts, and a demonstration of a unique vocal melodic pattern called Sami joi.

Award-winning storyteller Stina Fagertun, cultural singer Catrine Petersen, musician Trine Strand, Sami culturist Hege Renate Nilsen, lur player Joan Haaland Paddock and Kven expert Anita Schnacky will share their knowledge of indigenous Sami and Kven people and their way of life in Arctic Scandanavia. Refreshments and a Sami craft activity will follow.

Friday’s show will start at 6:30 pm in the auditorium of the Lincoln City Cultural Center, located at 540 NE Highway 101.

Admission is $10 for adults and free for children aged 14 and under. Tickets are available online at www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org or at the door.

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