Mari Boine, Sámi cultural ambassador

One of Norway’s top artists talks about music, language, and her indigenous heritage Julia Andersen New York Norway’s Sámi musician Mari Boine has risen from her humble Lappland beginnings to become one of the country’s most decorated artists, having won several Spellemann prizes and the Nordic Council’s music prize and been knighted in the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav. Described in press as “an unofficial Sámi cultural ambassador,” Boine expresses herself through politically charged songs, describing her frustration with the treatment and suppression of the Sámi people. Her music has a distinct melancholic so
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