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Norwegian Craft Traditions: Episode 10 Knitting, Poetry, Music and Storytelling with Kim Rysstad

Our journey in Setesdal has come to an end, and we have returned home. Today, we are honoured to receive a visit from our friend, the uber-talented Norwegian Grammy-nominated folk singer Kim Rysstad. In the grand finale of this series, we will talk about knitting, poetry, music and storytelling from Setesdal and hear Kim sing a few beautiful traditional songs from the region!

Keep scrolling to check out the video below and enjoy the grand finale of our series Norwegian Craft Traditions – A Guide to Setesdal!

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About Kim Rysstad

Kim Rysstad from Valle in Setesdal is an artist deeply rooted in Norwegian folk music traditions. In the fall and winter of 2019, he became known to a large audience through his participation in the Norwegian TV show “Stjernekamp” (NRK), where he made it to the final. 
 Kim participated in the Norwegian Eurovision Song Contest in 2012 with the song “Så vidunderleg”. He collaborated with the London Philharmonic Orchestra to create the Christmas album “Snøen laver ned”. 
His debut album “Tak hard uti hand” from 2007 was named the solo album of the year at the “Folkelarm” music festival, and his second album “Vegen” was nominated for a Spellemann award (Norwegian Grammy) in 2011.


Photography: J Naglestad/NRK