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.

Inga Juuso is fronting the band Bárut – a band placing the traditional Sámi music inside new soundscapes. They are inspired by blues and native music, and gives the “Nordic Sound” a new dimention.

Released in Norway April 8th 2011

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)

The acclaimed book by Frode Fjellheim is now available in North Sámi language!

Written in North Sámi language, but containing a lot of sheet music, transcriptions and examples on CD.

288 pages + CD with 99 tracks.

CD: Transjoik – Uja Nami

September 10, 2004

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