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"BUOT EALLÁ" 2020
Kajsa Balto is born and raised in Oslo, a background that has defined her as an artist facing Sami traditional music. When Kajsa Balto released her first single "Vári Alde" in 2016, she quickly made her mark with her Sami and yoik-inspired version of the old Norwgian folk song "Oppå fjellet".
A musical process based on her own identity led to the release of her first album "Sámi sohka" in 2017. The result was new arrangements of yoiks and folk songs, where she sang in both Northern-Sami and Norwegian language.
Kajsa is currently working on new material for her second album. She collects yoiks from within her own family, and writes new music based on traditions from Kárásjohka where her father comes from. Her second album "Buot eallá" will be released in 2020.
➸ Kajsa Balto - Vocals
➸ Ragnhild Tronsmo Haugland - Cello
➸ Karoline Bjørhei - Drums
➸ David Aleksander Sjølie - Guitar
MIN MÁTTUID RÁVVAGAT / VÅRE FORFEDRES RÅD
Muitte boahtevaš buolvvaid / Husk kommende slekter
Leage buorre olmmožin / Vær et godt menneske
Juogat luonddu láhjiid / Del på naturens gaver
Vánddar meahcis giitevašvuođain / Vandre med takknemlighet i naturen
Várut botkkemis eallin rávnnjiid /Vær varsom så du ikke kutter livets strømninger
Min maŋimušbuiga meahcci / Vår siste uberørte villmark
Min maŋimuš dearvvas vuona / Vår siste friske, rene fjord
Bealuštehkot dáid / Forsvar dem
gaccaid bániid! / med nebb og klør!
Sánit: Haldis Balto / Tekst: Haldis Balto
Kajsa Balto - Sámi Sohka
Release date 25.09.2017
Kajsa Balto - vocals, piano
Ragnhild Tronsmo Haugland - cello
Karoline Bjørhei - percussion
Gaute Andersen - guitar
Cover design: Inga-Wiktoria Påve
Producer: Ragnhild Tronsmo Haugland, Ombra Sounds, Opera Omnia Records
Generously supported by Sámediggi - Sametinget
*album cover art by Inga Wiktoria Påve*