Performance: Mari Boine
Where: Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
58 Park Ave.
212-779-3587 Price: $30-$35
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The award-winning Norwegian-Sámi artist Mari Boine joins us with accompanist Georg Buljo for performances of her original compositions. Since her breakthrough 30 years ago with the solo album Gula Gula, Mari has released more than a dozen highly acclaimed albums that combine jazz and rock with the traditional folk music of the Norwegian Sámi, with music sung in a traditional folk style using the yoik voice accompanied by a wide range of instruments. In this event she will be performing works off her recent release See the Woman, which feature a melancholic, spherical pop sound with a sophisticated lyrical concept.
“Tremulous, ethereal and powerfully intimate, [Boine’s voice] swoops and wheels over a sonic landscape, carrying images of ice floes and reindeer trails, of snowbirds flying over the Arctic tundra.”—The Telegraph
“[Boine] sings the soul of her native Sámi culture and melds it with modern technology, transporting the listener to a magical, spiritual place.”—The Green Man ReviewBuy tickets/get more info now