Yhteistyökumppanit kuvina

New music in Sámi language

Students of the Sámi Music Academy, Aimo Aikio, Heli Aikio and Anna Lumikivi will publish new songs they have made during this academic year. The songs have been made as an optional project as a part of Sámi music studies, which they have passed during the academic year. In the project, the students have composed, written lyrics and, together with the musicians, made arrangements for the songs. The results are two Inari Sámi and one Skolt Sámi song. The songs will start playing on YLE Sápmi's radio programs before Easter and later in the spring the songs will be published online.

Sámi Music Academy’s vision

Sámi Music Academy is an agile, flexible and versatile educator in the field of Sámi music. The academy customises various education programmes, refresher training and short courses as needed. Centred in Utsjoki, the academy’s operations are strongly networked within the entire Sámi region.


Financers and co-operation partners

The Sámi Music Academy (Sámi musihkkaakademiija) project builds a network that preserves, strengthens and develops traditional and modern Sámi music.

Sámi music

Today, Sámi music is a mixture of traditions and modern music. The roots of Sámi music are deep in the traditional Sámi vocal music genres, which are the Skolt Sámi leu´dd, Inari Sámi livđe, Northern Sámi luohti, Kildin Sámi luv´dd, Southern Sámi vuelie, and the Lule Sámi vuolle. In addition to the traditional vocal music genres, Sámi music can be found in all genres from rap to jazz/foxtrot-style humppa.

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