At first Mari Boine sang in Norwegian and English, later she started singing in Sámi, the language of her people. She's from the extreme northern end of Norway - Gamehhisnjarga, a town beyond the polar circle. Loyal as she is to her roots, she integrated the coldness, the space and the emptiness of the landscape and the traditions of her Sámi people in her extraordinary music. She developed a special, energetic style, presenting folk elements but also jazz, pop and poetry, a style which is mystical as well as mysterious and off and on elusive. Boine mixes contemporary elements with old, traditional influences, as one can hear on her timeless mood album Idjagiedas (In the hand of the night).
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