Arvvas (a word from the Northern Sámi language which means to work from the heart, to have energy) is the result of the collaboration between the Sámi joiker Sara Marielle Gaup and Norwegian bassist and singer Steinar Raknes.
In Arvvas, joik (the traditional chant of the Sámi people) blends with Americana (a mix of traditional American music) to create a unique musical universe. Sara Marielle Gaup and Steinar Raknes write all the songs together, featuring lyrics in Sámi and English.
Sara Marielle Gaup is a young, world-class Sámi joiker who has mastered joik’s ancient and modern techniques. Mainly known through her work with the group Adjágas, she has also produced several solo projects. Steinar Raknes collaborated for many years with yoik master Inga Juuso in the Skáidi duo, and Arvvas is the successor of Skáidi.
In Ijahis idja you get to enjoy the unique soundscapes of Arvvas!