ÁnnámáretFI

  • Electronic
  • Folk
  • Folktronica
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Ánnámáret is Anna Näkkäläjärvi-Länsman, a Sámi musician based in Nuorgam, Finland. After graduating from the Uniarts Helsinki’s Sibelius-Academy, Näkkäläjärvi-Länsman has worked extensively as a professional in the field of music in Sápmi, the Land of the Sámi.

In recent years, she has explored the yoik tradition of her family by studying archival tapes. As a result of this work, she has created the multiform work of art called Nieguid duovdagat (Imaginary landscapes), in which yoiking, the playing of the bowed lyre jouhikko, and organic live electronics are combined with live visuals. Her own band Ánnámáret Ensemble has released two records (Beallječiŋat in 2011 and Gollehelmmot in 2016), which consist of yoiks and songs that Näkkäläjärvi-Länsman has composed and written the lyrics for in the Sámi language.