Tundra Electro

Fri 16.08 at 21:00

Tundra Electro was founded in 2017 by a Sámi yoiker and singer Ingá-Máret Gaup-Juuso and Norwegian musician and composer Patrick Shaw Iversen.
They had already started working together in 2007 in projects for which they toured India, Nepal and Bangladesh.

In Tundra Electro, the duo has developed a unique sound that combines the traditional Sámi singing style with electronic music, improvisational music and elements of classical Indian music. The music is composed by Patrick Shaw Iversen while the vocals are a combination of ancient yoiks more than 100 years old and new yoiks and texts written by Ingá-Máret Gaup-Juuso.

In addition to Patrick Shaw Iversen and Inga-Máret Gaup-Juuso, violinist virtuoso Harpreet Bansal and percussionist Rune Arnensen also play in Tundra Electro’s gig lineup.
Bansal’s first solo album was nominated for the “Norwegian Grammy”, the Spelleman award, and Arnensen, on the other hand, has played on more than 470 albums during his more than 40-year career.

Tundra Electro released their debut album, Eanan Gamáda – Earth Shaking, in 2020 and their latest album, Hálde áhkku – Mountain of Ancestors, was released in October 2023. Ijahis idja is the first Sámi festival where the band can be heard after the release of their new album.

Photo: Anna-Julia Granberg / Blunderbuss