FELGEN ORKESTER

Felgen Orkester is a band from Kárášjohka. They began playing together in 2011. Band has seven members and six of them are cousins and 7th one is their friend (who probably is also somehow related to the other six).

Felgen Orkester plays folk-pop-rock and all of their songs are in Northern Sámi. Band members have a strong connection to nature and that’s why they get their inspiration from the Northern nature.
Some of Felgen’s songs are quite abstract and key to understanding them might be hidden in the Sámi nature.

Band likes to play lively and cheerful music and that’s why they have instruments like accordion and mandolin in their songs.

Felgen Orkesters most well-known songs are Beaivelottážat, Ferrari vuoján, Buolli dolla and Jovnna.

The band released their debut album, Skealbma mojit, in 2015 and it was followed by their second lp, Duhát jagi geahčen, in 2017.

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A TRIBE CALLED RED

 

Bursting forth from Canada’s capital, native Producer and DJ crew A Tribe Called Red is making an impact on the global electronic scene with a truly unique sound.

Looking to the future, without losing sight of their past, ATCR straddles a broad range of musical influences based in modern hip-hop, traditional pow wow drums and vocals, blended with edgy electronic music production styles. Currently made up of Bear Witness and 2oolman, ATCR first got together in 2008. They are part of a vital new generation of artists making a cultural and social impact in Canada alongside a renewed Aboriginal rights movement called Idle No More.

Through the group’s positivity and tireless work ethic their message has expanded to global proportions with tours in Australia, Europe, Mexico and the United States. 

A Tribe Called Red promotes inclusivity, empathy and acceptance amongst all races and genders in the name of social justice. They believe that indigenous people need to define their identity on their own terms. If you share this vision, then you are already part of the Halluci Nation.

A Tribe Called Red, is the headline act of Ijahis Idja 2018. This will be their first time in Finland and in Ijahis Idja.

 

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TUNDRA ELECTRO
 

Tundra Electro was formed in 2016 by the Sami yoiker Ingá-Máret Gaup-Juuso and the Norwegian musician and composer Patrick Shaw Iversen. They first started working together in 2007 with several projects touring through India, Nepal and Bangladesh.

With Tundra Electro they have developed a unique sound combining the traditional vocal style of the Sami people with electronica, improvisational music and elements of Indian classic music. All the music is written by Patrick Shaw Iversen while the vocals are a combination of ancient yoiks more than a 100 years old and new yoiks and texts written by Ingá-Máret Gaup-Juuso.

Violinist Harpreet Bansal and drummer
Kenneth Ekornes spice up the band's live set.
Ijahis idja 2018 will be the band’s first big gig at a Sámi festival.

 

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KEVIN BOINE

 

With over 24 million streams on Spotify and a platinum selling song in his repertoire have you definently heard a Kevin Boine song! He is finally coming to Ijahis Idja to play hits like ”Kom til Finnmark” and ”Drømmeland”.

 

His career sky-rocketed after he was in ”Norwegians got talent” in 2015 and he is promising an explosive show with both new songs and old hits on the stage!

 

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SOLJU

 

Solju is formed by Ulla Pirttijärvi and her daughter Hildá Länsman, who combine their heritage of northern Sámi language and traditional chant, known as yoik, with a desire for new and innovative music. Solju provides a dialogue of traditional and modern Sámi culture. Solju is proud of their indigenous roots and want to show it to the world.

Sámi culture and identity lie at the heart of the music, reflecting mythology and aspects of the traditional lifestyles of their homeland.

 

 

Solju soundscape ranges from the expansive wilderness of the tundra to the most intimate lávvu fireplace. The music can be described as vivacious, colourful, earthy, ethereal, and genuine.

In Ijahis Idja Solju will join forces with multi-instrumentalist Teho Majamäki and keyboard player Janne Burton Puurtinen, who is also known for his work with Finnish gothic rock band HIM.

 

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AMOC, AILU VALLE & TRIO BOOGIEMEN

 

Amoc from Anár (Inari) and Ailu Valle from Gámasmohki (Kaamasmukka) are the pioneers, trailblazers and giants of Sámi rap music. Both of them began rapping in Sámi language in the early 2000s and can be described as the cornerstones and the godfathers of Sámi rap.
Amoc’s debute album, Amok-kaččâm (2007) was the frist Sámi language rap album ever.
Ailu has dropped two albums, Dušši dušše duššat (2012) and 7 (2015). Amoc perfirmed as a guest artist on both of Ailu’s albums and Ailu was featured in Amoc’s Kiälláseh song in 2016.
In Ijahis idja the duo is backed by the heavy rock rythms of Trio Boogiemen, so prepare yourself for Sámi Anthrax & Public Enemy.


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SUÕMMKAR

 

Suõmmkar is a new Sámi & Finnish band consisting of Skolt Sami leu'dd singers and Finnish musicians. Anna Lumikivi and Hanna-Maaria Kiprianoff are the new generation of Skolt Sámi leu'dd experts from Inari. They have combined their forces with Marko Jouste (strings, percussions), Ari Isotalo (keyboards) and Pessi Jouste (violin).
The bands music is a combination of Skolt Sámi tradition and etno music.
Ijahis idja auditorium concert will be their first time as a group on a major Sámi music festival.

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VILDÁ

 

When Hildá Länsman and Viivi Saarenkylä heard each other's music for the first time, an idea was born to combine yoik and accordion. Are the ancient singing form of the Sami, and the accordion, the traditional Finnish instrument from so different worlds that they have not been paired before? Duo Vilda combines mystical yoiks, swinging rhythms and improvisation in a fascinating way. Influenced by contemporary pop music and Finnish folk music, a unique soundtrack is born that will carry the listener to the northern fells, where the winds of the Sámiland blow.

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INDIGENOUS BASTARDS

Indigenous Bastards is a new Sámi music group, which combines the arctic winds of the rugged fells, Sámi exoticism and mysticism and the influences of the freshest trends of the western pop-music.
Or not.
Actually Indigenous Bastards combines electronic dance music and rap in three Sámi languages.
There are members in the group, but even they don’t know how many. The group is anonymous, and no one knows who they are. Are you Indigenous Bastard?
When the group released their first song, Dánsun ǥu läddilâš, the whole world stopped and began dancing.
Ijahis idja 2018 is the only chance this year to see this group perform live.