Åse Kleveland

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Åse Maria Kleveland (born 18 March 1949) is a Norwegian singer and politician. A well-known folk singer and traditional guitarist in Norway, she was appointed Minister of Culture in Norway in 1990, and held the position until 1996, representing the Labour Party under the Gro Harlem Brundtland administration. She was also president of the Swedish Film Institute from 1999 to 2006. In June 2007 she became Chairman of the Board of Human-Etisk Forbund, the Norwegian humanist organization.