Joik Performance Lecture
Joik, the vocal music of the Sámi people, is rooted in their way of living on and engaging with the land. Practiced exclusively by residents of the Sápmi region, this living tradition reflects a conscientious, inspirational relationship with nature and the world. With the help of an expert, discover the history and technique behind these powerful songs of life, which are celebrated in FTA 2023’s opening show.
With Sara Marielle Gaup Beaska
With the support of The Embassy of Norway
About the artist
Sara Marielle Gaup Beaska
Sara Marielle Gaup is a traditional and modern north-Sámi juoigi (yoiker) who also works with duodji (Sámi crafts). She is a mother and an activist and has a decolonizing agenda with everything she does. She wears gákti (traditional clothes) every day, and she yoiks/sings daily.
Sara Marielle has been a full-time musician the last 20 years and is one of the most known sámi yoik-artists. She is most known for being the vocalist and composer in the music groups Adjágas and Arvvas. Because of the colonization and christening of Sápmi that led to a severe decrease and almost disappearance of the sámi culture, Sara Marielle`s longstanding project has always been to learn and teach traditional sámi luohti (yoik) in order to keep this endangered tradition alive.