Instrumental yoik from north Sweden by VästanVind Jojk - West Wind yoik


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Sep 17, 2016
I want to introduce something completely different, "VästanVind Jojk" (West Wind Yoik), a duo from north Sweden that performs old jojkk tradition in a completely new expression.
Ronald Vikström and Jonas Strandgård of "VästanVind Jojk" have recently initiated a project based on recordings of the Sami people, recordings originally done by Swedish Radio in 1953-54. The intention was to save and collect Sami yoiks tradition to new generations, because they thought the yoik was dying out. "VästanVind Jojk" perform yoiks instrumental from the archive in a new expression. The purpose is to carry on the tradition to new ears.

"VästanVind Jojk" has also released the album Nasafjäll Requiem (Nasa mountain Requiem) with yoiks from the archive as well as an original yoik that expressing the north part of Sweden largest historic event that few know. An event that shaped north Sweden and the Sami culture. An era that can be compared to what happened in the Wild West and Indian culture capitulation after the US Civil War. An historical event that still going on in the very north part of Sweden. Ronald Vikström Moog Liberation, Jonas Strandgård Guitar.

New album release: Nasafjäll Requiem - Nasa mountain Requiem
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