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cd cover Solju
Odda Áigodat (New Times) ()
cdRoots Code: rwm-solju

Solju is the mother / daughter singing and joiking team of Ulla Pirttijärvi-Länsman and Hildá Länsman.

Ulla Pirttijärvi is familiar to many who follow the music of this part of the world, having forged a long career in both folk and art music circles, bringing the voice of the Sapmi people to the world. Her daughter adds a more contemporary voice to the mix on this new album, Odda Áigodat (New Times), where they are also joined on some tracks by throat singers, percussionists, cello, bass and some keyboards, and members of the Czech National Symphony Orchestra. At the heart of it is always the sound of the unique and mesmerizing vocal technique called joik and songs in the Sapmi language. They present raw, primal folk music, gorgeous folk songs and some outer-fringe new sounds throughout the recording.

   

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Listen to some samples from the album:

"Boyfriend-to-be"

"Reindeer Driver"

"New Times"

"Aimejoga Jovana"

"By the reindeer herd"

"Some Day"

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