Mari Boine

Sat 17.08 at 21:00

Over 30 years have passed since Mari Boine swept music lovers around the globe off their feet. First with her astonishing solo album “Gula Gula” which was released internationally on Peter Gabriel’s famous Real World label.

From the start, Mari Boine has been one of the most outspoken and important representatives of the Sámi culture. As an artist and activist, she has worked tirelessly for the recognition and preservation of the indigenous Sámi culture, thus inspiring younger generations to be proud of their unique roots. Even though Boine draws heavily on her musical heritage (Christian Lestadian hymn singing, Sámi joik chants, and Norwegian folk music), she masterfully blends these influences with modern musical elements from jazz, rock, pop and electronic sounds.

Mari Boine is an artist who is constantly creating, evolving, changing, modernizing, moving forward, and daring. An artist whose music is inspired by and infused with her Sámi roots. A woman who knows who she is, where she’s come from and what she stands for. A music icon who has inspired indigenous artists and has touched people’s minds, souls and hearts the world over.

Photo: Per Heimly

Mari Boine