Aims

The project has the following aims:

  1. Preserve the digitized masters of the three festival albums in an institutional archive under a suitable license.
  2. Reissue the albums as CDs and LPs and make them available over a streaming music service such as iTunes or Spotify.
  3. Publish an illustrated history of the festival and the Scandinavian-American musicians and culture it celebrated, completing the work of the 1970s’ Olle i Skratthult Project.
  4. Launch the book and/or albums with performances in the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis, and possibly venues in New York, London and Scandinavia.
  5. Connect the music of Snoose Boulevard to the present-day Somali immigrants, many of whom have reached Minneapolis through the generosity of Sweden as a refuge for those fleeing war and drought.