Kersti Ståbi: Vǫluspá – performing poems from the Poetic Edda #22
Vǫluspá – The Prophecy of the Seeress from the Poetic Edda is one of the most well known texts from Norse mythology. But how could this oral poem have been performed?
Kersti Ståbi, Swedish folk singer and oral storyteller explored this question in her master’s degree. Searching for a way to be a tale-singer in her own mythological tradition, she looked to living practices in Korea, India and Kyrgyzstan. In this episode she discusses this process with us, the interplay between copying and creating, and the paradox of trying to recreate something that’s not possible to recreate.
Vǫluspá Pansori first listener: Göran Hemberg
Vǫluspá Pandvani first listener: Mikael Öberg
Vǫluspá Pandvani accordeonist: Leif Ottosson
Pandvani storytelling tradition clip: Ritu Verma with ragi (first listener) Uday Ram Gandharva
Manas storytelling tradition clip: Nazarkul Seidahmanov
Pansori storytelling tradition clip: Jen Shyu
Walter Ong (Orality and Literacy – book)