Marja Mortensson

The young yoiker and singer from Svahken Sïjte in Hedmark county has a remarkable voice. Her music carries a strong presence of South Sami heritage and identity, which she performs with confidence. Marja was born into a reindeer herding family and her life and music revolves around the Sami way of living. Her songs describe her close bonds to nature, her fight for continuing the life as a reindeer herder and her wish to protect the South Sami language.

In recent years Marja has worked with Frode Fjellheim, bringing new life to traditional yoiks. Through their collaboration on the project ”Russuoh Vuölieb” (Wake up the Yoik) and thorugh courses taught by Frode Fjellheim at Nord University, she had the opportunity to relearn the Ume Sami and South Sami traditions.

Marja Mortensson received the Hedmark County Cultural Prize in 2013. She was the ”Young Artist of the Year” at the Riddu Riđđu festival in 2014. She then had the opportunity to travel to such diverse places as Taiwan, Siberia and the Democratic Republic of Congo, where she performed concerts with local musicians. At the 2015 Festspillene I Harstad she performed together with Georg Buljo. In 2016 she received a prize in the traditional music category at the Sami Music Awards. She also performed at the 25th anniversary concert for the Royal Highnesses of Norway, King Harald and Queen Sonja. In 2017 she released her debut album, produced by Frode Fjellheim.

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2 days ago

Marja Mortensson

Stadig nye land oppdager musikken vår, denne gangen i Italia ☺️ ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

Marja Mortensson

😍Mii illudit nu lágidit Sámi festivála SALT art & music:in suoidnemánu loahpas! 🌞 Keiino, Marja Mortensson, Kajsa Balto, DJ iDJa & ÅVLA ja Niilas čuojahit, dasa lasiin ođđa Sámi ofelaččat almmuhuvvot bearjadaga 🥳

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Åh, som vi gleder oss til å vise frem noen av våre samiske favorittartister på SALT i slutten av juli! 🌞 Keiino, Marja Mortensson, Kajsa Balto, DJ iDJa & ÅVLA og Niilas spiller, i tillegg blir det offentliggjøring av nye Samiske veivisere 🥳

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2 weeks ago

Marja Mortensson

Vi er heldig som har all vår fine natur ☘️❄️#botnjerge #såekie #bjørk ... See MoreSee Less

Vi er heldig som har all vår fine natur ☘️❄️#botnjerge #såekie #bjørk

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Bare Flott!

100% enig😊👍

2 weeks ago

Marja Mortensson

Maahtoe boelveste boelvese jåhta // Kunnskapen går fra generasjon til generasjon #svahkensïjte #aarkebiejjie #aajsjïerebiejjie ... See MoreSee Less

Maahtoe boelveste boelvese jåhta // Kunnskapen går fra generasjon til generasjon #svahkensïjte #aarkebiejjie #aajsjïerebiejjie

2 weeks ago

Marja Mortensson

Sliehtie dan aereden 🌨 Fra +30 til +3 og lette sluddbyger 🌧 #mïerhkesjimmie ... See MoreSee Less

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Im golh lyjhkh sliehtiem ajve dam tjaebpies guvviem.

3 weeks ago

Marja Mortensson

Min dyktige medmusiker, komponist og medmenneske har gitt ut sitt soloalbum i dag. Ta en lytt på Daniel Herskedals Call For Winter 🌬❄️ (..ja det er sommer men... Winter is Coming ☃️)Proud to release my first solo album today 🤩

Call For Winter, building on The Mistral Noir, is a depiction of the epic winter landscape in the mountains where I recorded the album. During two weeks in January I set up a portable studio in a cottage and recorded the whole album there.

Hope you like it!

danielherskedal.bandcamp.com/album/call-for-winter

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Min dyktige medmusiker, komponist og medmenneske har gitt ut sitt soloalbum i dag. Ta en lytt på Daniel Herskedals Call For Winter 🌬❄️ (..ja det er sommer men... Winter is Coming ☃️)

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Er det på Spotify Marja Mortensson

3 weeks ago

Marja Mortensson

#Aeredsvyllen - om morgenen når reinen har hvilt og skal stå opp å beite #låvnadahke - soloppgang ... See MoreSee Less

#Aeredsvyllen - om morgenen når reinen har hvilt og skal stå opp å beite #låvnadahke - soloppgang

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Nydelig 🤩

Ei vakkerstund .

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