Mari Boine

Imagine the ice and snow of the Arctic landscape, the bitter cold of the Northern wind, the hint of compelling blue under a crystallised lake. Close your eyes. Then listen. Really listen. You’ll feel a voice before you even hear it. It’s like none other. It’s a voice that brings the landscape alive with a mesmerising purity; a voice that represents a thousand years of ancestral connection to an unyielding frozen space.

This is Mari Boine.
An artist whose music is inspired by and infused with her Sámi roots. A woman who knows who she is, where she’s come from and what she stands for. A music icon who has inspired indigenous artists and has touched people’s minds, souls and hearts the world over.

Over 30 years have passed since Mari Boine swept music lovers around the globe off their feet. First with her astonishing solo album “Gula Gula” which was released internationally on Peter Gabriel’s famous RealWorld label, then, in the same year, with her participation together with Roger Ludvigsen in the breath-taking video clip “One World One Voice” produced by Rupert Hines.

With her unique voice, Boine and multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Ludvigsen, created a sound universe of her own. Undoubtly, he made a great contribution to Mari Boines’ first 15 years of career when they toured all over the world. Till today, Ludvigsen has continued to be an important creative force for the new Sámi wave and generation of artists. Ludvigsen was in the 1970s a member of Ivnniguin, the first rock band to sing in Sami language.

For “Gula Gula” which is celebrating its 30th year anniversary this year (2020), Mari received the first of her four “Spellemannsprisen” (commonly referred to as Norway’s Grammy Award). She also received the Nordic Council Music Prize and the Arts Council Norway Honorary Award. In 2009, Mari was awarded with the Knight of 1st class in the order of St. Olav for her versatile artistic work by the Royal Court, the highest honor a civil person in Norway could receive.

From the start, Mari Boine has been one of the most outspoken and important representatives of the Sami culture. As an artist and activist, she has worked tirelessly for the recognition and preservation of the indigenous Sami culture, thus inspiring younger generations to be proud of their unique roots. Even though Boine draws heavily on her musical heritage (Christian Lestadian hymn singing, Sami joik chants, and Norwegian folk music), she masterfully blends these influences with modern musical elements from jazz, rock, and pop.

Today Mari Boine is revered as a truly unique artist whose trajectory led her to release more than a dozen highly-acclaimed solo albums and collaborate with stellar Norwegian jazz musicians like Jan Garbarek and Bugge Wesseltoft.

In the past years, Mari Boine has also collaborated with the sound wizard, trumpeter and flutist Ole J. Myklebust. In addition to his work as a soloist, Ole has contributed as a co-produced for Mari Boine in several releases.

Mari Boine has been working steadly for a few years now with an all star band. She is currently in studio working on her new album, produced by Svein Schultz, a long time “partner in crime”. With Schultz (bass, composer and producer), their collaborations range from live performances such as the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway, 2002, to recordings and film soundtracks. In 2008, they composed the music for the movie „Kautokeino Rebellion“. Directed by Nils Gaup, the film is based on the true story of the Kautokeino riots in Norway. Ten years later, in 2018, together with Harry de Wit, they co-wrote the music of the movie The Miracle of the Little Prince.

Another long time associate of Mari Boine is Georg Buljo (guitar) who has worked with her since 2004, being part of many relevant works and tours by the artist. Together, they composed one of Mari Boine’s classic songs, Vuoi Vuoi Me. Gunnar Augland (drums), another important member of the group, has also being touring intensively with Mari Boine in Europe, countries like South Africa, China, New Zealand, Australia and throughout South America. His shamanistic beats also helped to define a trademark in the sound of Boine.

This incredible constellation of musicians toured the United States in 2019, accompanied by Benjamin Mörk (keyboards). The last concert of the tour took place at the mystical Red Rocks Mountains, Colorado.

Mari Boine is constantly evolving, changing, modernizing, and daring. An artist who stands for freedom and equaty of rights, an artist who cares about the Mother Earth and the children of the future. Besides an Artist, a human being.

This is Mari Boine, the nature and essence of Mari Boine.

Govahala Árktalaš luonddu jie ŋ a ja muohttaga, čoaskkes davvebiekka, galbmon jávrráža giera mii alihastá. Gitte čalmmiidat. Gula. Guldal. Gamustat don dovddat jiena ovdal go gulat dan. Lea jietna mii ealáskahttá luonddu girkes buhtisvuođa, jietna guoddá čanastagaid don doloža buollašiid máilbmái.

Dá lea Mari Boine

Artista gean musihkka vuolgá ja lea laktašuvvan su sámi máttuiguin. Nissonolmmoš guhte diehtá gosa gullá, gos boahtá ja maid áigu. Musikálalaš spáiddar mii lea láidestan eamiálbmot artisttaid ja su musihkka lea čuohcan olbmuid millii, vuig ŋ ii ja váibmui miehtá máilmmi.

Badjel 30 jagi leat vássán dan rájes go Mari Boine hirpmástuhtii musihkka navddašeddjiid buot máilmmi čiegain. Su vuosttaš erenoamáš solo skearru “Gula gula” almmuhuvvui gaskariikkalaččat Peter Gabriel beaggán RealWorld gilkoris. Ja seammá jagis son barggai ovttas Roger Ludvigseniin rámálmas videos “One World One Voice”, leai Rupert Hines guhte buvttadii dan.

Erenoamáš jienainis ja multi-instrumeanttalaš musihkadahkkiin ja buvttadeaddjin Ludvigseniin son ráhkadii su iežas jietnagomuvuođa. Eahpitkeahttá Ludvigsenis leai stuorra oassi Mari Boine vuosttaš 15 jagi karriearas dalle go soai jođašeigga miehtá máilmmi. Maiddái odne lea Ludvigsen ain dehálaš hutkkálaš vuoibmi ođđa sámi bárrui ja artistabuolvvaide. Ludvigsen leai 1970 jagiin Ivnniguin joavkkus, vuosttaš sámigielat rokk-joavku.

”Gula Gula” skearrus, mii dán jagi (2020), ávvuda 30 jagi, oaččui Mari vuosttáš njealji “Spellemannsprisen” bálkkašumiin. Son oaččui maiddái Davviriikkaid ráđi bálkkašumi ja Norgga Dáiddaráđi gudnebálkkašumi. Jagis 2009 oaččui Mari ridder 1:aš ceahki St Olav ordenis su girjás barggus Gonagaslaš hovas, stuorimus gudni siviilaolmmoš sáhttá oažžut Norggas.

Juo álggu rájes lea Mari Boine leamaš njuolggočoalát ja dehálaš ovddasteaddji Sámi kultuvrras. Artistan ja aktivistan son váibbakeahttá lea rahčan Sámi eamiálbmot kultuvrra seailluheamis ja dovddasteamis, ja nu láhkái movttiidahttán nuorat buolvva čevllohallat sin erenoamáš duogážis. Vaikko Boines lea rikkis lávka musihkalaš árbbis (risttalaš Leastadiana veaisideapmi, luohti ja Norgalaš álbmotmusihka), son čeahpes láhkái seaguha dáid modeardna váikkuhusaiguin jazzas, rokkas ja popas.

Odne Mari Boine árvvoštallo leat duohta erenoamáš artista guhte jođidettiin lea doaimmahan badjel 12 rámiduvvon solo skearruid ja bargan ovttas Norgga jazz musihkkár násttiiguin nugo Jan Garbarek ja Bugge Wesseltoft.

Vássán jagiin lea Mari Boine čađat bargan all-star joavkkuin. Oktasašbargu guhkes áiggi “partner in crime” Svein Schultzain (bássa, musihkadahkki ja buvttadeaddji) ja live konsearttat nugo Nobel Ráfibálkkálkášumi konseartta Oslos, Norggas 2002, soai ráhkadeigga musihka filbmii Guovdageainnu stuimmi birra. Nils Gaup leai bagadalli filbmii mas lea duohta duogáš. Namalassii dat garra lihkadus mii loahpas dagahii duohta stuibmi jagis 1852. Logi jagi ma ŋŋ á, jagis 2018, son, ovttas Harry de Wit, čálii musihka filbmii “Unna prinssaža oavdu”(The Miracle of the Little Prince).

Nubbe guhkes áiggi bargoustit Mari Boinii lea Georg Buljo guhte lea bargan suinna jagi 2004 rájis. Son leamaš oasálaš ollu stuorit bargguin ja viiddes mátkkoštemiin. Soai leaba ovttas ráhkadan ovtta Mari Boine klassihkalaš lávlagiin “Vuoi vuoi mu”. Gunnar Augland (rumbbut) lea ain okta dehálaš lahttu joavkkus. Maiddái son lea sakka jođašan Mariin Eurohpas, Lulli Afrihkas, Chiinnás, Aetoareas, Austrialias ja miehtá Lulliameriikka. Su rumbbu dearpan, várra nugo noaiddit derpe, lea gártan dovdomearkan Boine jietnagovvii.

Dat jáhkkemeahttun čeahpes musihkkárjoavku jođii USA:s jagis 2019, mielde leai maiddái Benjamin Mörk (keyboard). Sin ma ŋ emus konsearta leai erenoamáš báikkis Red Rocks Mountains, dološ bassibáiki Colorados.

Mari Boine čađat ovdána, ođasmahttá ja duostá. Artistta guhte ovddasta friddjavuođa ja dássásaš rivttiid buohkaide, artista geas lea fuolla Eanan Eatnis ja boahttevaš áiggi mánáin. Earret artista son lea olbmo mánná.

Dát lea Mari Boine, su luondu ja vuoig ŋ a.

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