Friday, February 16, 2007

Well, this explains where "whoopie-ti-yi-yo" came from...

Listen to this example of kulning (short mp3file).
"Herding calls from Gammelboning -
In this song a special high-pitched vocal technique is used called kulning, a vocal means of expression mainly used by women in the grazing pastures in Scandinavia. It has been used since the Middle Ages and functions primarily as a means of communication between the shepherdess and the animals and can be heard many miles away."

Even more here.

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