Alternative, Indie, Joik, Folk
Gájanas

Infos

Name
Gájanas
Genre
Alternative
Indie
Joik
Folk
Nation / Territory
Sami
Community
Utsjoki
Languages
Sámi

Biography

Gájanas or “echo” is a band that plays Northern Sámi ethno-progressive music. The members of the band are Hildá Länsman (known from Solju and VILDÁ), Nicholas Francett, Kevin Francett and Erkki Feodoroff. The group comes from the top of Finland, Inari-Utsjoki area and has been nominated as a band of the year by the famous folk music festival Kaustinen. Echoes of Sámi tradition encounter present moment and form a colourful combination in the music of Gájanas. One can also hear a dialog between the traditional and modern Sámi music. In addition it emphasizes the strong nature connection of the Sámi people. Different genres combine and create something new and unique.

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