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 Yoik - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mari Boine and Nils-Aslak Valkeapää are well-known modern Sami musicians using yoik in their work.
One would be remiss not to add Wimme Saari - he is one of the world's most renown Sámi artists - whose use of joik is the central factor of his music - and thus identifying him as one of the foremost Sámi traditional musicians.
Mari Boine is one of the most popular and inspiring artists of her culture; blending elements of joik with other idioms - jazz, rock, world music - sculpting a sound which simultaneously exalts and transcends tradition.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Joik   (440 words)

 Norsk Musikkinformasjon: The Impact of Sami Tradition
He realised that the differences between the joik and the Nordic musical tradition were so great that joik might be offensive to the “naive Germanic musical mind” and that was why peasants and farmers despised Sami melodies.
The best known joik ever is the one that was used in the Norwegian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest in 1980, a newly-composed song with elements of traditional joik.
From a historical perspective, this is ironic since the Church was formerly the strongest critic of the Sami joik because it was regarded as ungodly, a heathen influence.
www.mic.no /mic.nsf/doc/art2002092414241749353627   (1178 words)

 Wimme, self-titled   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-08)
Joik or yoik is the traditional chant of Sámiland, the region that stretches across the north from Norway to Russia.
Luohti joik is a method of expressing the essence of a person, an animal or a location.
Wimme builds on this traditional base, but he continues into what has been called "free joik," which uses a wider variety of vocal techniques and sounds and is not bound by the traditional structure of the joik form.
www.rambles.net /wimme_wimme97.html   (460 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-08)
Joik was formerly a part of Saami religious practices, but was forbidden by Christian authorities; even today it is prohibited in some areas.
A joik is not about something but rather is the something; the person, landscape, or animal being sung about is invoked through the joik.
The singer of the joik becomes the thing he or she is joiking, and the joik has no beginning and no end.
www.folkogdans.no /nfk_eng/vokal_e.htm   (842 words)

 World Music Central - Solo chants from the Arctic floes
The joiks resemble personal meditations as well as, a homage to daily life of a modern Sami man. The image on the CD cover features Wimme at age one.
And the joik singer does reflect on his childhood, at least on the track, To Have To, a short story about not wanting to attend boarding school.
The joiks he performs whether original or traditional highlight his brilliant vocal technique and show us why he is considered a world class joiking talent.
www.worldmusiccentral.org /article.php?story=20040405175447171   (644 words)

 Numen Music Center - Udvalgte titler: Lapland
Joik is a kind of yodling song, without words, heard in traditional Sami culture.
A joik can be about three kinds of things: nature, an animal or a person, and the singer sings his or her impression, or feelings, about the subject in question.
He is a Sami musician and joik singer - one of those deeply involved in creating a revival of the Sami culture in the eighties.
www.inform.dk /numen/lap1.html   (1803 words)

 Same etnam.
The Joik is often compared to Amerind chanting, a description that is correct insofar it sounds similar, yet a joik is not a song about a person or place but an attempt of the joiker to sing the essence of the subject.
With the constant flow of modern music on TV and radio it is not strange that some Sami artists have mixed rock and other types of modern music and thereby created a type of "worldmusic" of their own -often with interesting results.
During the second decade of this century South-sami joik was first recorded on an "Edison" phonograph.
www.itv.se /boreale/smusic.htm   (755 words)

 Sami people -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-08)
One very interesting Sami tradition is the singing of (Click link for more info and facts about joik) joik (not to be confused with the call yoicks used in fox hunting).
Joiks are traditionally sung a capella, usually sung slowly and deep in the throat with apparent emotional content of sorrow or anger.
The Sami singer (Click link for more info and facts about Mari Boine) Mari Boine introduced joiks to the world audience when she blended it with rhythmic music such as jazz and rock on several award-winning albums in the '80s and '90s.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/sa/sami_people.htm   (1506 words)

 MSN Encarta - Multimedia - Traditional Saami Joik of Norway
At one time, joik was an important part of religious rituals, but today it is used as a means of personal expression and ethnic identification.
A joik is a musical description of a subject which has inspired the singer, such as a family member or a friend.
"Daniel Ašlaksen Sara" from Lappish Joik Songs from Northern Norway (Cat.# Folkways FM 4007) (p)1956 Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings.
encarta.msn.com /media_461533007_761554209_-1_1/Traditional_Saami_Joik_of_Norway.html   (124 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-08)
The connection between a joik and its object is very strong and therefore it can’t exactly be the same as a song.
This is a joik is to the long iron-row, as the train is called, which will divide the land for reindeer in two parts.
The joik also could be used to tease the child for to make it hardy and learn it to stand up a joke.
www.iaml-iasa-2004.musikk.no /speakers/papers/Abstracts-0802.htm   (8179 words)

 Roy Andersson Filmproduktion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-08)
In the series there was a side character named Li'l Joik (Li'l Abner), who for some reason had been stricken with the fate of being continuously pursued by a rain cloud.
In our daily lives we assuredly do not reflect especially deeply on the role of the space, regardless of whether we are observing or being observed, taken up as we are by our tasks and inner thoughts.
And as said, we, like Li'l Joik, cannot see ourselves in the space we are standing in, except in the instance when we have been depicted.
www.royandersson.com /Rootfolder/English/Html/ProductionHtml/Space.html   (666 words)

 NorthSide Catalog - Instinct - Wimme
Yet even when he's singing solo you feel a sense of perspective, wisdom and humor that comes from a man who is clearly living in the modern world.
The joiks resemble personal meditations as well as, a homage to daily life of a modern Sami man...
Occasionally subtle sound effects, such as water from an outdoor stream (The Dream Stream) or the whirring motor of a boat, (Father) accompany Wimme's joiks, but for the most part what you hear is ambient air and Wimme's lone vocals...
www.noside.com /Catalog/CatalogAlbum_01.asp?Album_ID=207   (483 words)

 Noaide: the Saami shaman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-08)
Joik is a very special Saami way of chanting, completely unlike any Western kind of music.
Having one's own joik was as important as having a name.
Joik was always used - along with the drum - by the noaide to provoke the trance that would be necessary for the performance of whatever ritual in question.
cristalweb.com /ethno/articles/5_en.php3   (1557 words)

 Re[2]: grammar.246
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wiw.org /~jkominek/lojban/9612/msg00015.html   (965 words)

 VH1.com : Wimme Saari : Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-08)
Hearing it on the radio and buying joik records, Wimme was an early convert, and made his first joik at the age of 15, playing occasional concerts, but never thinking of it as a career.
Among the tapes he discovered were several of his uncle joiking, recorded in 1963, and they came as a revelation to him.
In 1996, Wimme recorded a joik called "Texas" and was coincidentally invited to perform at the South By Southwest music conference in Austin, TX (which led to requests from bandmates that he come up with a joik called "Hawaii").
www.vh1.com /artists/az/saari_wimme/bio.jhtml   (528 words)

 Wimme   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-08)
The joik, pronounced yoik, is the singing of the once-nomadic Sami people, whose homeland lies north of the Arctic Circle, with territory is Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia.
As a child, joiking fascinated him, even though it wasn't something his parents did.
For Wimme, the most important thing about singing is that "the joik is the most powerful way to express Sami culture and keep it alive.
www.globalvillageidiot.net /wimme.htm   (641 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-08)
There are 4 categories under which a joik can be judged to be good, and a joiker's skill is based on metonymy as a storytelling stategy: in other words using a small part of something to represent the whole.
The melodic and harmonic mode corresponds to geographic places: joik dialects, for example the river Samian joik, the east and south Samian joik.
Everybody has to see it appearing: that's when a joik is good, and a joiker good, and Ande demonstrates "Myggejoiken" and "Damgårds Mountain joik".
www.tulleruth.com /site/speak/wrksp6.htm   (1859 words)

 FFWD Weekly - April 29, 2004
Naturally, they also have their own music, the joik, a throaty sort of singing that lies somewhere on the continuum between belching and chanting.
Now, on Instinct – Solo Joik, Wimme goes it alone with his golden throat to showcase a more introspective side of his joiking personality.
As hypnotic as the bare-bones approach may be, authenticity freaks should beware – although some of the joiks on the disc date back to the 1800s, most of the material is rooted in Wimme’s present-day experience, leaving some of us longing to sing the lyrics in translation.
www.ffwdweekly.com /Issues/2004/0429/cd8.htm   (188 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-08)
Dr of Law, and performing "joik" from the age of 16.
A "joik" is one of the Samian people's most important cultural icons.
A joik can appear anywhere, it comes and goes, which is another way of saying that it is eternal.
www.tulleruth.com /site/speak/wrksp2.htm   (729 words)

 Scandinavian Shop > Music > Sami - Scandinavica.com
Finnish techno innovative Wimme Saari explores the possibilities of the Sami vocal tradition of the joik wth contemporary instruments.
Saari's voice is finely honed, and he sings against a backdrop of modern Finnish music as well as ambient sounds or percussive effects.
The book explaines the endevours of recording the joiks and helps to understand the socio-economic conflicts the Sami people have endured in their past.
www.scandinavica.com /shop/music/sami.htm   (429 words)

 Radiant Warmth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-08)
Comment: Based on the other cds of Mari Boine's I have, I think this cd is a compilation of tracks available elsewhere--at least several of the tracks are on other cds.
I won't use this review to go on about joik, suffice it to say it is a song/vocal tradition of the indigenous people of parts of Scandinavia and Russia.
Mari Boine is one of the most popular joik performers, to my knowledge the only person as well known as her is Wimme Saari, who is also phenomenal.
www.findtutorials.com /shop/B000004762/Radiant_Warmth.html   (823 words)

 purevolume™ | Joik Farce
You might be wondering what "Joik Farce" means, well, its how they feel and thats all there is to it.
But there is no doubt, they are Joik Farce.
Add it all up and your answer will be Joik Farce.
www.purevolume.com /joikfarce/bio   (133 words)

 WCC News - I want to show you the freedom of 'joik'
I would like to share with you the freedom to joik", said Somby to the participants attending the Conference.
The old tune sounded loud and clear in the modern room and a met by a loud applause when it finished.
I wanted to give some kind of scent on the Sami culture by singing a joik created by my grandfather and sang by my grandchildren nowadays.
www.klys.se /worldconference/news/980331-08-joik.htm   (352 words)

 W I M M E
On Bárru Wimme Saari's joik parts were recorded Kelottijärvi and Äkäslompolo, his birth area.
Wimme Saari is a pioneer of the modern joik and international Sámi superstar.
Wimme Saari is a pioneer of the modern joik and an international Sámi superstar.
www.rockadillo.fi /wimme/1.html   (630 words)

 Wimme Saari - Instinct / cdRoots   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-08)
Wimme Saari is best known as an innovator, taking the ancient joik of the Samis of northernmost Europe and mixing it with contemporary ideas, modern electronics, stringed instruments and winds.
Theis recording is the proverbial 'return to the roots' in a set of traditional, unadorned joiks; visceral, pure and unadulterated.
Since 1995 the band has enchanted audiences around the world, and released four CDs with a unique blend of joik (Sami chant), synthesizers and samplers, stringed instruments and winds.
www.cdroots.com /ns-wimme-instinct.html   (310 words)

 Jojk: Joik Box / cdRoots   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-08)
This is a phenomenal undertaking; 3 CDs of individual joiks recorded in the Saami regions by dozens of singers.
Also included is a beautiful 310 page hardcover book (with full translations in English) of essays, stories, history and full text of each joik.
High quality recordings made by the Swedish national radio in 1953 during two separate field trips.
www.cdroots.com /cda-fmis-jojk.html   (259 words)

 Digelius Nordic Gallery / Sámi
IRENE and TORE Irene Pettersen and Tore S. Aslaksen are an original, modern joiking duo, with accompaniment of guitars, percussion, bass, sax and keyboards.
No joiking here (except as effects on tracks 3 and 4), Niko sings in a very relaxed way and, with the intrumentation, instantly creates an irresistible space.
Joiks written by Wimme Saari, other musics written arranged and produced by Jari Kokkonen (keyboards, programming) and Matti Wallenius.
www.digelius.com /sami.htm   (1098 words)

 Introduction to Nordic Music
The music of Sapmi, more widely known as "Lappland." This is grounded in the traditional Same music form, the joik.
Traditional joik has experienced a renaissance, and is wonderful to hear.
Joik artists have blended the form with instrumental and more contemporary forms resulting in pieces that are more melodic than the traditional joik.
geosci.uchicago.edu /~rtp1/nordic/music/music.html   (755 words)

 Joik Health Explorer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-08)
Yoik or juoiggus is a traditional Sami form of song.
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www.explorer.zielony.pl /travel/Joik   (476 words)

 Mari Boine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-08)
Their pietic psalms filled some gap between the traditional sami joik and the Norwegian folkmusic.
Mari Boine's roots in the Ethnic native Sami "joik", together with the Christian influences have, beside of her adopting of jazz, rock and native music from all over the world, made her one of today's really unique artists.
The history of Norwegian domination and injustice are not spoken easily about even today, and somehow it's being silenced and even denied of some Norwegians.
www.hrmusic.com /artists/boine.html   (559 words)

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