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Krauka Viking band to perform in NYM

The Danish quartet "Krauka" will perform at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4. The group plays ancient tunes of the Vikings as well as contemporary compositions in the same tradition.

Once again Krauka comes rushing through the time-machine with its fourth CD, "Odinn." It is brimming over with legends and myths about elves, dwarfs, tricksters and gods. It is easy to hear that it isn't the first time Krauka is in the field and this time with one more musician playing a bass, which colors the music with a rough sound.

Krauka was formed in 1999 around the idea of combining storytelling and music from the Viking Age. The band takes you on a journey back in time to an era when life was all about battles, pillaging and drinking. Krauka's music is played on instruments reconstructed after archaeological findings, but modern elements interwine, creating an intense and often wild atmosphere inspired by the sagas and the Nordic forces of nature.

Tickets are available from the Cultural Center at (218) 385-3339.