It Came from Rural Sweden: Folk Music Influences on the Music of ABBA

Event October 24, 2018 11:00 AM

One of three lectures at Missouri Southern State University.

WEDNESDAY, OCT 24
It Came from Rural Sweden: Folk Music Influences on the Music of ABBA

11 a.m.
Missouri Southern State University
Corley Auditorium in Webster Hall
Admission: free

Although ABBA was strongly influenced by rock and pop music from the United States and Great Britain, there was something unmistakably Nordic about their music, setting them apart from everybody else. Swedish folk music has been a lifelong passion for founder member and main composer Benny Andersson, coloring his music-making throughout the decades. In this presentation we learn how those influences and other distinctly European musical traditions found their way into ABBA’s tunes, making their music unique.

Three lectures about ABBA and Swedish music at Missouri Southern State University in October.