Finally, Mari Boine is back at the Arctic Arts Festival – 14 years after her last full concert in 2006! Mari Boine is one of the world’s best vocalists, the greatest Sami icon of our time, known for her music in the Sami and other folk, rock and jazz genres. She delivers live performances that can take the breath away from anyone and everyone, and at the Arctic Arts Festival she performs with a full band. We are looking forward to a deep dive into her musical universe.
Known especially for renewing the joik genre and modernizing Sami music in general, Mari Boine has delivered an incredibly rich discography since her debut over 30 years ago, spreading our shared cultural heritage around the world. She has received a lot of recognition for this and has received a number of Spellemann prizes (including the honorary award), the Nordic Council Music Prize, the Samar Council's Honor Award, Knight of the 1st class of the Order of St. Olav, the Ole Vig Prize, the Finnmark County Cultural Prize, Anders Jahre's Cultural Prize, Honorary Doctorate, named a State Fellow and much more - a list that few can match. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to experience music delivered by the beloved and dearly appreciated artist Mari Boine.
Some of her most famous songs have been interpreted by other artists, such as Ella Marie Hætta Isaksen (ISÁK), Gunhild Sundli (Gåte) and Jan Garbarek.