The Music Festival of Indigenous Peoples, Ijahis idja, in August in Lapland
The Music Festival of Indigenous Peoples, Ijahis idja (Nightless Night) will be held in the village of Inari on 17 – 19 August 2012. Ijahis idja concentrates on Sami music of different genres. Every year the festival is visited by indigenous guests – this year there will be visitors from Greenland and from Komi Republic, Russia. The festival is held in the recently opened Sámi Cultural Centre SAJOS, on the bank of River Juutuanjoki in Inari, Lapland.
The festival has a focus on traditional Sami vocal music, such as Skolt Sami leu’dd and Inari Sami livðe, and the famous Northern Sami joik singing. Ijahis idja gathers Finnish, Swedish and Norwegian traditional vocalists, as well as bands performing ethno and popular Sami music.
There will also be an international music seminar, as well as world and Sami music workshops for children.
The final program and schedule will be published in June 2012.
Mirka Pesonen / Fimic
24 April, 2012