Gájanas, in English Echo, comes from the top of Finland, Inari-Utsjoki and plays Northern Sámi ethno-progressive music. Members of the band are Hildá Länsman, Nicholas Francett, Kevin Francett and Erkki Feodoroff. Gájanas was the band of the year by the famous folk music festival Kaustinen 2017 and they won second prize at Sámi Grand Prix song contest 2016 in Norway.
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.
Album Čihkkojuvvon: The Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Awards 2021, Canada:
The International Indigenous Artist-group Recording of the Year
Album Čihkkojuvvon has entered the World Music Charts 2021:
Transglobal World Music Chart: February #32, March #14
World Music Charts Europe: March #20, April #11
Debut album Čihkkojuvvon / Hidden out on Sámi National Day 6th of February, 2021.Order Čihkkojuvvon / Hidden here!
Digital single Diamántadulvvit / Floods of Diamonds out 13th of November, 2020.
Hildá Länsman, vocals, joiks and frame drum
Nicholas Francett, guitar, cello and vocals
Kevin Francett, drums
Erkki Feodoroff, bass