KAJSA BALTO

NEW ALBUM OUT NOW

Kajsa Balto´ s new album Rájás (on the border) was just released on Norway´ s national day May 17th 2024.

Kajsa's father was among the Sámi children who were sent to boarding schools as part of Norway's forced assimilation policy.

Through her music, Kajsa processes the consequences of this dark chapter in recent Sámi and Norwegian history, and honors her father's struggle to pass on the Sámi heritage to his daughter.



"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 the old fields of Fárpenjarga, her family farm in Kárášjohka. Photo: June Bjørnback

Upcoming concerts

15.05 Kampen Bistro, Oslo (RELEASE CONCERT)
25.05 Knockengorroch festival, Scotland
08.06 Kråkeslottfestivalen, Senja *
02.07 Festspillene Helgeland, Mosjøen
19.07 Vinjerock, Eidsbugarden
25.07 Márkomeannu, Evenskjer *
03.08 Dranouter festival, Belgium
10.08 Telemarkfestivalen, Bø

23.10 Bodø2024: Kajsa Balto + Bodø domkor
30.10 Skien World
31.10 Tromsø world

01.12 The Norwegian Opera & Ballet, Oslo

* with Moddi <3

KAJSA BALTO & KORK

The first ever Sámi Christmas concert in a Norwegian grand concert hall

THE NORWEGIAN OPERA AND BALLET
SUNDAY 1 DECEMBER 2024






I hope that this first Sámi christmas concert in the Norwegian Opera house will result in a lot of positive things for the future, not just for this particular evening. That the experience can live on, and that Sámi perspectives can become more common to include in all contexts. I am hopeful this would strengthen the understanding between people.





Photo: Aurora Henni Krogh, NRK


KAJSA BALTO
vocals

RAGNHILD TRONSMO
cello

ALEKSANDER SJØLIE
guitars

KAROLINE BJØRHEI
drums

Sámi juovllat - Sámi christmas

DISCOGRAPHY

Rájás (2024)
Sámi juovllat (2021)
Buot eallá (2020)
Sámi sohka (2017)

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CONTACT

Kajsa Balto is based in Oslo, Norway

booking:
isak@nordiclive.no / ottar@nordiclive.no


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