Solju - Ulla Pirttijärvi and her daughter Hildá Länsman, combine their heritage of northern Sámi language and traditional chant, known as yoik, with a desire for new and innovative music, providing a dialogue of traditional and modern Sámi culture. They're 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, taking the listener to the far north of Europe: Sápmi. Their soundscape ranges from the expansive wilderness of the tundra to the most intimate lávvu fireplace.
How do this dainty duo describe themselves in five words? Vivacious, colourful, earthy, ethereal, genuine.
"Ođđa Áigodat" -Album release concert 25th of April 2018 at G Livelab in Helsinki, Finland. Digital Singles - "Ođđa Áigodat" (New Times) and "Heargevuoddji" (Reindeer Driver) will be released, 6th of February 2018, the Sámi National Day, which is celebrated in Finland, Norway, Sweden and Russia, where the indigenous Saami people live today.
"Ođđa Áigodat” (New Times) -album release 25th of April 2018.
Album band members:
Ulla Pirttijärvi - vocals, yoik
Hildá Länsman - vocals, yoik
Samuli Laiho - programming, synths, gtr, piano, glockenspiel
Teho Majamäki - percussion, vibes, hang
Czech National Symphony Orchestra - strings
Paavo Lötjönen - cello
Mikko Neuvonen - throat singing
Janne Puurtinen - synth bass, synth
Produced by Samuli Laiho, Co-producer Teho Majamäki and mixed by Riku Mattila.