Sarah Larsson, vocalist, instrumentalist

Sarah Larsson, anthropologist by training, likes to say that her day job is listening to people’s stories.  Sarah’s outreach work with the Somali Museum of Minnesota means that she gets to talk with fascinating community members every day, while helping to start a new cultural resource in Minnesota.  Sarah studied in Bosnia, Serbia, and Croatia, where she learned folk music from grandmothers and virtuosos.  Sarah’s musical background is a combination of classical Western choral and orchestral music, Broadway show tunes, and American folk music around campfires.  She first heard Eastern European music as sung by the Yale Women’s Slavic Chorus, who melted her heart with the first minor second.