Honorable Norwegian prize to Sami artist Mari Boine

The Norwegian Sami musician Mari Boine has been awarded Norway’s greatest mark of distinction for cultural work, the Anders Jahre Culture Prize, reports the Barents Observer.

Mari Boine is Norway’s leading representative for “world music” and is known for having added jazz and rock to the yoiks of her native people. She has earlier been awarded the Nordic Council Music Prize and several other prestigious prizes for her work. Boine is appointed professor in music science at the Nesna University College.

Video from The Kautokeino Rebellion, directed by Nils Gaup:

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