Ancient Nordic Chant to Call Cattle is Hauntingly Beautiful (Video)
Kulning, the ancient Nordic chant to call cattle, is a singing technique that has been passed down through generations. Historically, it was used by Norse women in Sweden to call their cattle back home from the pastures in the evenings. The high-pitched sounds were able to travel over long distances and were also used as a form of communication between the women and their neighbors. Today, kulning has become a popular form of folk music and is performed by singers around the world.
The technique involves using the natural acoustics of the landscape and the voice to create a sound that is both ethereal and powerful. Singers typically stand on high ground, such as a hill or mountain, and use their voice to create a sound that echoes across the valleys and reaches far distances. The result is a beautiful, haunting melody that evokes the spirit of the Nordic wilderness and the ancient traditions of the people who have lived there for centuries.
Top image: Kulning is an ancient singing technique that calls cattle back from the pastures. Source: Iurii Seleznev / Adobe Stock.