Katarina Barruk has already established herself as an exceptional Sami artist on the Nordic music scene. She composes her own music, and although her genre is close to the pop, rock and singer/songwriter traditions, her music clearly stands out from the crowd by her usage of the Ume Sami language.

She also includes elements from the Sami yoik tradition, a factor which contributes strongly to the unique sound of the production.
Katarina has collaborated with Frode Fjellheim who has arranged and produced her music. The album is now ready: Báruos – Uncovered/Revealed.

Norwegian composer and producer Frode Fjellheim is happy to present a new album with singer Anne Vada. The music possesses that unique Nordic sound and Anne Vada’s voice makes it shine brilliantly.

You might have heard Frode’s music before – like the choral piece “Vuelie” which opens the Disney movie “Frozen”. This time around, Frode has produced an album with a fantastic Norwegian singer, where they explore a musical landscape that lies between pop, folk, world and sacred music.

Frode Fjellheim and Hildegunn Øiseth on tour in Japan during the holliday season!

Frode Fjellheim and Hildegunn Øiseth will perform live in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Shiga. The Japanese audience will experience a unique mix of Saami yoik, traditional instruments such as goat horn, “neverlur” and music from Fjellheim´s and Øiseth´s CD´s.

The tour is organized by Harmony Fields.

The Disney animated film “Frozen” contains a lot of inspiration from Nordic landscape and culture. The opening music is composed by Frode Fjellheim and is inspired by the Sámi “yoik”.tradition. The performance of the music is done by the choir “Cantus”. The web site animatedviews.com did an interview with the composer here. We include the introduction below.

«Biejjien Vuelie – Solkvad» succeeds the CD «Aejlies Gaaltije – The Sacred Source» (2004). This was a meeting between Sámi musical tradition and European church music. The CD received brilliant critical acclaim and was awarded «Spellemannsprisen» (the Norwegian Grammy Award).

The new CD still has music rooted in the Sámi tradition. When fused with elements of Old Norse poetry, for instance the Edda poem «Solkvad» (The Song of the Sun), the result is remarkably unique!

From the tour organized by Rikskonsertene in February 2013; the song “Meavraa”.

Video from the concerts in Lørenskog Februar 4th and 5th and Oslo February 6th, 7th and 8th 2013.

Frode Fjellheim composed this piece in 2009 and it was released on the CD “Det evige sekund” (The Eternal Moment) by singer Anne Vada. This is a verson for mixed choir available as a free download for members of vuelie.com.

ICTM (International Council for Traditional Music) hold their World Conference in St. Johns – Newfoundland. At the same time the Soundshift festival is arranged, presenting folk music from all over the world.

Ulla Pirttijärvi and Frode Fjellheim will be performing during the festival and also do some yoik workshops.

New video: Máttaráhkku

June 19, 2011

Bárut and Inga Juuso have been together preparing for this summers festivals. We used the opportunity to get some video from the stage performance. Here you can have a preview of how they appear on stage!

The CD Mahkalahke marked the start of the band named “Transjoik”. Formerly known as JazzJoik Ensemble they took a giant leap regarding how the yoik tradition was used to create new music. Mahkalahke was released by Warner Music Sweden (on the label “Atrium”), and as separate releases by Atlantic Records in USA and Warner Classics in Japan. Since Warner had to put an end to this label around 2002, the album has been unavailable for several years. Now we have worked together with Warner and re-released the album as a digital download product, available through iTunes and several other distributors.