Susie Davis of the band wrote me:
My fascination with Krampus began after joining ‘SF Krampus,’ a street theater group that once a year dresses up as Krampus and prowls San Francisco’s infamous Union Square in search of naughty children. Krampus has been a part of Central European folklore for centuries. In early December children in the Alpine villages are visited not only by Saint Nicholas, who gives treats to deserving girls and boys, but also by his dreaded partner – Krampus, who comes to punish the naughty children or take them away in the basket on his back to the underworld. Its proven that children from countries who have Christmas demons do better on test scores…so maybe all we need to make the world a better place is just a little more Krampus!
The song is also available as an MP3.
Anthony Bourdain left us earlier this year, but the joy he found in the world’s many cultures and traditions will always be around for us to savor. In this quick holiday story, written by Bourdain, North America is given a brief, dark, humorous peek into the mythos surrounding Krampus, a goat-demon who comes during the […]
Al Ridenour, co-founder of Krampus LA and host of the Bone & Sickle podcast, has just announced that he’ll be hosting an eight-day tour of authentic European Krampuslaufs (the Krampus Runs). This winter, from November 30 to December 7, he’ll be taking folks to Austria and southern Germany to catch runs in Salzburg and Graz. […]
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