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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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