Northside Arts Collective and Eye of Horus present Wendy Rule from Australia and Kari Tauring with Huldre for a mystical night at the recently renovated Historic Capri Theater at 2027 W. Broadway in North Minneapolis. This is the first of the 12-part “Great Streets Concert Series” at the Capri, sponsored through a Great Streets grant from the City of Minneapolis’ Department of Community Planning and Economic Development.

Wendy Rule, left, and Kari Tauring
Wendy Rule, left, and Kari Tauring

Australian visionary songstress Wendy Rule will bring her stirring and sensual dark cabaret to Minneapolis for one night only on Thursday, Sept. 17. Renowned for years amongst the world’s alternative spiritual communities, Wendy is now deservedly gaining a much broader following. This will be a rare opportunity to experience one of Australia’s most enigmatic and prolific artists. The Wolf Sky, Wendy’s fifth studio album, firmly established her as one of Australia’s most uniquely gifted and prolific artists. A passionate union of her incredible voice – moving from soaring heights to intimate whispers – and her beautifully dark and visionary lyrics, the album is strong, earthy and shamanic. More so than any of her previous studio offerings, it celebrates and reflects her unique live performances – a combination of music, ritual and story that continues to entice an ever-growing audience into her otherworldy realm.

Opening the evening will be Kari Tauring and Huldre, a duo with Drew Miller of Boiled In Lead. Kari sings and tells stories from our deep Scandinavian tap root. Waving her antler feather fan, she conjures ancient spirits that hover and dance around her classically trained voice. The bone beads of her Bronze Age string skirt punctuate rune songs danced to the pulse of staff and melodic dulcimer.

Author of The Runes: A Human Journey (2007), Tauring’s performances draw on 20 years of research and experience. Her EP Völva Songs (2008) includes songs in Votic, Old Norse, Norwegian and English – in performance, her music is both sweet as a lullaby and frightening as a Valkyrie, both intensely emotional and thoroughly researched. She wakes something from deep in our bones, something simultaneously ephemeral and elemental.

Tickets are $15 available online at thecapritheater.org, by calling 1.866.811.4111, and in-store at Eye of Horus, 2717 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis. For further information contact: Eye of Horus Metaphysical, EyeofHorus.biz, 612.872.1292, or Northside Arts Collective, info@nacarts.org, 612.767.2141.

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