Mari Boine and Band

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        The ancient, shamanistic, musical traditions of the Samis of northern Scandanavia, in what was once known as Lapland, are given a modern twist by vocalist and drummer Mari Boine (Persen). Although her highly rhythmic songs are rooted in the wordless, yodeling-like, vocal style of yoik (or joik), Boine's arrangements incorporate influences of jazz, rock and other ethnic elements. Boine, part Sami, was exposed to the spiritual-like, psalm singing of the Christian "Laestadian" m... Read more

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