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.
Ulla is regarded as one of the finest artists from Sápmi (”Samiland”). After a flying start of her career as a member of the Finnish group Angelit, she has now established her as a solo artist.
This is perhaps her best CD ever. A beautiful combination of her yoik-inspired songs, presented in an exciting musical surrounding influenced by pop, jazz and world music.
Snorre Bjerck is a percussionist who has fascinated a large audience – both as a drummer in Transjoik – and through many of his own musical projects. On this CD you can hear his unique sound recordings from Europe, Asia and Africa mixed with his vocal and synth performances – and of course – his groove and percussive soundscapes.
Transjoik´s fifth album. Fetaturing Sher Miandad Khan, recorded in Pakistan.
Frode Fjellheim’s musical project, Transjoik, embraces an entire world of its own on the new CD, ”Bewafá,” and it would surprise me if the world didn’t embrace it, too, when it comes out next week. (Mode Steinkjer in Dagsavisen, 15 October 2005)
In the autumn of 2003, Transjoik’s victory in the European final of the Liet International sparked media attention and audience interest across the continent. Held in the Netherlands, the competition featured representatives of 12 European minority cultures. The song that Transjoik won with, “Mijjajaa,” is among the tracks on the group’s new CD: Uja Nami.
Aejlies gaaltije – den hellige kilden er en unik musikalsk opplevelse du absolutt bør unne deg! Musikken er basert på den sør-samiske liturgien, blandet med både finsk, norsk og europeisk kultur.
Musikken ble første gang framført under Festspillene i Nord-Norge 2000 og høstet dengang fantastiske anmeldelser i pressen. Nå er CD-versjonen her og den har fått en strålende mottagelse fra både kritikere og platekjøpere!
CD-en fikk Spellemannsprisen 2004 i Åpen klasse