A mighty new production and a rare coming together of Sápmi´s finest artists in a whole new guise! Sofia Jannok, Mari Boine and Elle Márja Eira on stage together with Sápmi´s foremost artists Anders Sunna and Marét Anne Sara, behind the visuals and installation. Timeless forces meet modern arctic pop and electronica with a political edge.
Sofia Jannok has established herself as one of Sápmi´s finest artists. In Sofia´s music we hear modern indiepop and a timeless craft. You hear exquisite Arctic landscapes painted in electronica and pop when you listen to Jannok´s work. On National Sámi Day in February she released the song ”This is my land” which was enthusiastically recieved. A brand new album ”ORDA - This is my land” came out on the 8th of April as a follow up to ÁHPI (Wide as Oceans) which came out in 2013.
Mari Boine is one of today´s Sámi icons and a figure of national significance. At the moment she is traversing two musical universes. For the first time she is compiling an album in English and a new CD in Samisk which will be released in November and in the spring of 2017. The World Music and indigenous music diva is especially known for having renewed the genre of joik and for having modernised Samisk music by bringing in elements taken from jazz, rock and traditional music. Boine has won several Spellemann prizes and the Nordic Council´s music prize in 2003.
Elle Márjá Eira is a fascinating artist and is multitalented. She works with both film and music and takes as a starting point joik, electronica and indigenous music. Elle Márjá relates stories from her own background of reindeer herding through music. The lyrics are intimate and personal. Her performances are always powerful both musically and visually as she blends audio and visual elements in a landscape which is poetical and political.
Anders Sunna creates the visuals for this performance. He is one of Sweden´s foremost Sámi artists and has enjoyed enormous international acclaim for his work. Sunna comes from a reindeer herding family and works with visual and street art which conveys a committed political message.
Máret Anne Sara has produced the visuals and installation for this new production. She has a strong political engagement in the struggle for Sámi rights. Sara also hails from a reindeer herding family in Finnmark and the rights and struggle of these families form a central thread in her work. Sara has amongst other things recently worked on the project "Pile o´Sápmi" which drew great attention around the civil rights struggle which is continuing between the state and reindeer herding. A case is currently being fought by Sara´s younger brother. It became known recently that the state has has now taken up this case which the region of Indre Finnmark lost against the 24 year old reindeer herder. The festival audience will scarcely find any comparable cutting edge Sámi political art anywhere else this summer!
This project was developed by the Arctic Arts Festival in collaboration with Elle Márja Eira.
Hætta productions is a producer for the project.
A short hop to some timeless gourmet fare at the restaurant Røkenes Gård
In conjunction with this performance you can also purchase a ticket which includes a wonderful gourmet experience at the restaurant Røkenes Gård.
Strønstad will be ready and waiting after the performance to bring you directly along the coast to the farm restaurant. Read more here