Sami musician, producer and composer Johan Sara Jr. is combining joik with contemporary music in unique ways, creating a hypnotic and meditative characteristic that is praised both within and outside Norway's borders. Through his unique expression, Johan continues the thousand-year-old singing tradition by adapting it to his own reality, and connects the modern with the natural, the soundscapes of the future with the music of the past, and thus contributes in a small way to giving humanity back its relationship with the original, the natural and the human. His music has manifested his position as a vibrant, fresh and genre-free innovator. He has won a number of awards including The Edvard Prize by TONO for his album Transmission. He also runs the record label Stierdna.
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