Gájanas or “echo” is a band that plays Northern Sámi ethno-progressive music. The members of the band are Hildá Länsman, Nicholas Francett, Kevin Francett and Erkki Feodoroff. The group comes from the top of Finland, Inari-Utsjoki area and has been nominated as a band of the year by the famous folk music festival Kaustinen.
Echoes of Sámi tradition encounter present moment and form a colourful combination in the music of Gájanas. One can also hear a dialog between the traditional and modern Sámi music. In addition it emphasizes the strong nature connection of the Sámi people. Different genres combine and create something new and unique.
Vocals: Hildá Länsman
Guitar, cello and vocals: Nicholas Francett
Drums: Kevin Francett
Bass: Erkki Feodoroff