NEW ALBUM OUT SOON
Kajsa Balto´ s upcoming album will be released on Norway´ s national day May 17th 2024. Kajsa's father was among the Sámi children who were sent to boarding schools to assimilate. Her father has struggled all his life to deal with the consequences of this Norwegianisation, and so he gave his testimony to the Truth and Reconciliation Committee. The commission's work started conversations in Kajsa's familiy, and music became her tool to process the story.
"Nie mo giđđajiekŋa
de gággasan mun ge"
Just as the spring ice breaks,
so do I
coverart: Britta Marakatt Labba
"My dad always talks about strong friendships, friends who walked through fire for each other time and time again, and who have continued to support each other throughout their lives."
Kajsa in front of the old Grensen boarding school. Photo: June Bjørnback
Photo: Aurora Henni Krogh, NRK