Mari Boine is one of Norway’s most acclaimed, best-loved artists. In the space of her 25 year long career she has released twelve albums and played hundreds of concerts around the world. Mari Boine is a proud representative of the Sami culture and has given her native people a strong voice within Norwegian music. Boine debuted in 1989 with the album Gula Gula, combining Sami traditional music with elements of jazz and rock and putting into words the discrimination and suppression of the Sami people.
Few people know how to spellbind an audience like Mari Boine. With her grandiose musical arrangements and unique voice she offers her audience something out of the ordinary. Boine is a political artist with great talent and reach. Not surprisingly, Boine has received several prestigious music prizes during her career and she has even been knighted for her artistic diversity.
As native broadcasters from around the world gathered at a conference in Kautokeino in 2012, the concert “Gilvve Gollát” marked the first time the Norwegian broadcast orchestra (Kringkastingsorkesteret/KORK) played a full concert with a Sami artist. The show was a great hit and got rave reviews.
We are now extremely proud to be able to present Mari Boine and KORK together again, this time at Folketeateret as the final act of The Oslo World Music Festival. This concert will also be the release show for the album coming out on the 30th of August.
Mari Boine (vocal)
Frode Fjellheim (keyboard/vocal)
Roger Ludvigsen (guitar)
Åge Gunnar Augland (percussion)
Dirigent: Anders Eljas
I samarbeid med:
NRK / Kringkastingsorkesteret
Riddu Riddu Festivalen
Text: Thea Glenton Raknes