The Norwegian Grammy Award Winners Marja Mortensson and Daniel Herskedal are releasing their first duo album together, aptly named LÅÅJE – DAWN.
Mortensson’s and Herskedal’s music transcends borders. As such, their music moves effortlessly through the borderlands between South and Ume Saami yoik melodies, where it finds itself swinging back and forth between tradition and the musical compositions of classical string quartets. The melodies imitate standing stones, carefully rooted menhirs, who guide the listener from the gravity and melancholy of a planet finally speaking up against our treatment of her, to the playful yoik melodies associated with woodpeckers and ptarmigans.
Vuelie congratulates Marja Mortensson as the winner of Spellemannprisen – The Norwegian Grammy Award – in the category of Folk music/Traditional music 2018 with the album Mojhtestasse.
The prize was awarded March 30th 2019 in Oslo, and broadcasted live on NRK 1.
Marja Mortensson is nominated for Spellemannprisen (The Norwegian Grammy Award), for her album Mojhtestasse.
The award will be presented at the Spellemann ceremony March 30, 2019, in Oslo, Norway.
The album is produced by Marja together with her two fellow musicians Daniel Herskedal (tuba and bass trumpet) and Jakop Janssønn (drums).
Mojhtestasse – Cultural Heirlooms, New Album out now!
A mere year after she released her acclaimed debut album, Marja Mortensson´s second release is ready!
This time around she has chosen to let her amazing voice shine even more clearly – through a minimalistic and acoustic production where her Sámi roots become more prominent.
Ah, it's so nice, it's so elegant (Klassekampen)
The album is really beautiful and adventurous! (HA)
Transjoik celebrates 20 years anniversary of the release of the first CD under the name Transjoik!
They mark this with an anniversary tour; Levanger November 7th, Tromsø November 8th, Bodø November 9th, Tromdheim November 10th and Oslo November 11. The tour is supported by the Norwegian Cultural Council, the Foud for Performing Artists and the Sami Parliament.
Finally! Marja's debut album is now on sale!
CD, Tidal, Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music.
Take note of the name! Her name is now on everyone’s lips when Sámi artists are the topic
She has performed for the King of Norway, toured in Japan, contributed to large TV-productions, collaborated with The Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Mari Boine, Kirsten Bråten Berg, Ronnie Le Tekrø – just to name a few.
Live from the concert August 30 2014, Umeå:
Russuoh vuölieb! Väck upp jojken! (Wake up the joik)
A revitalization project presented by Såhkie - Umeå Sami Association
Project purpose and goals:
We wanted to take care of the, for Sami culture, so important treasure of yoiks that can be found in several archives around Sápmi, as well as engage younger yoik artists working to find old yoiks that are waiting for new interpreters.
Katarina Barruk has already established herself as an exceptional Sami artist on the Nordic music scene. She composes her own music, and although her genre is close to the pop, rock and singer/songwriter traditions, her music clearly stands out from the crowd by her usage of the Ume Sami language.
She also includes elements from the Sami yoik tradition, a factor which contributes strongly to the unique sound of the production.
Katarina has collaborated with Frode Fjellheim who has arranged and produced her music. The album is now ready: Báruos – Uncovered/Revealed.
The concert is a musical meeting between Rim Banna's Arab tradition, Frode Fjellheim's yoik, Hildegunn Øiseth's goat horn, and a hefty musical wrapping reinforced by Snorre Bjerck on percussion and Mattis Kleppen on bass.
The music will be taken from Rims, Frodes and Hildegunn's CD releases - presented in a special version for Jazzfest in Trondheim!
The audience will meet Frode Fjellheim's distinctive and powerful church music-inspired compositions, Hildegunn Øiseth's distinctive trumpet and goat horn playing and Rim Banna's unique voice.
Together they will create something completely new! Something that will touch, capture and fill the church room with primordial power, pain, joy and beautiful moods!
"Ur-pop" (ancient pop) from Anne Vada and Frode Fjellheim
They call it pop music, where both the lyrics and the music have old roots, produced into a modern soundscape. This is Anne's eighth album. She has always sought out talented partners such as Ronni Le Tekrø, Rolf Løvland, Iver Kleive and now Frode Fjellheim. Together they want to create something completely new! Something that will touch, capture and fill the church room with primordial power, pain, joy and beautiful moods!