Borealis Conversation: Sámi Experimentalism

In the first of three talks exploring elements of indigenous Sámi listening cultures, Borealis joins forces with the Sámi ritmmat / Samiske rytmer podcast host, drummer and researcher Jakop Janssønn to ask how do we categorise Sámi experimental music? Together with festival artist Ánndaris Rimpi and guests, they cast an eye over the past and future of Sámi sonic experimentalism to ask what is Sámi music without yoik and Sámi text: Is it gender based? Is it based on collective memory? Is it in our blood or is it in our nature? From where do we understand the secret knowledge of the Sámi culture?

Our 2024 talks programme is co-curated by Elina Waage Mikalsen and hosted by the Bergen sámiid searvi/Bergen Sámi association who amongst other things are custodians of the Jiennagoahti, work to promote Sámi language knowledge and make visible the deep historical connections between the city of Bergen (Birgon) and Sápmi that have existed through trade.

Presented in collaboration with Bergen sámiid searvi
Supported by Fritt Ord Foundation