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Enthralling Joik and Accordion

VILDÁ – Vildaluodda

VILDÁ – Vildaluodda (Bafes Factory, 2019)

On Vildaluodda (Wildprint) Finnish duo VILDÁ offers a contemporary amalgam of Sami transcendent yoiks, shamanic beats and improvisation along with elements from other musical traditions. The human voice and the accordion define the essence of the album. Hildá Länsman (Sámiland, Finland) and Viivi Maria Saarenkylä (Finland) are deeply influenced by the natural world and traditions of northern Finland.

The lineup on Vildaluodda includes Hildá Länsman on vocals, joik, drum; and Viivi Maria Saarenkylä on accordion, backing vocals.

Guests: Niillas Holmberg on backing vocals; Venla Ilona Blom on beatboxing and backing vocals; Mikko Heikinpoika Neuvonen on throat singing and backing vocals; Stiliana Ravelska Tyrkkö on violin, viola; and backing vocals; Christopher Rodulfo on calabash, hand clapping and backing vocals; Nathan Riki Thomson on hand clapping; and Mikko Renfors on programming.

Vildaluodda is a beguiling album that will transport you to Samiland and the northern reaches of Finland.

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Solju’s album Odda Áigodat Wins Canadian International Indigenous Release 2019

Solju – Odda Áigodat

Odda Áigodat (Bafe’s Factory, 2018) by Solju is the winner of the The Indigenous Music Awards (IMA) – the Best International Indigenous Release 2019. The award was given by Manito Ahbee Festival May 17th, 2019.

Solju includes Ulla Pirttijärvi and Hildá Länsman, who were the first Sámi artists nominated for the awards.

The Manito Ahbee Festival celebrates Indigenous arts, culture, and music in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The 14th annual festival will be held May 15-19, 2019 and feature the Indigenous Music Awards, Manito Ahbee Pow Wow, Indigenous Music Conference, Indigenous Marketplace and Trade Show, Getting Jiggy With It, Art Challenge, and Youth Education Day.

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