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About Mari Boine

Mari Boine has been performing music from her culture, the Sami peoples of northern Scandinavia for decades.  Also referred to as the indigenous peoples of Scandenavia.   


She was previously known as Mari Boine Persen, née Mari Boine Olsen (born 8 November 1956) known for having added jazz and rock to the yoiks of her native people. Gula Gula (first released 1989) was her breakthrough release, and she continued to record popular albums throughout the 1990s. In 2008, she was appointed Professor of musicology at Nesna University College.


In the 1990's, I went to see Mari Boine perform at the Cedar Cultural Center, in Minneapolis, MN.  Her demeanor and philosophies regarding the practice of living in defiance of the worldwide status quo was refreshing and reminded me of the 60's hippy counter culture.  I really enjoyed their performance.  I believe then she was performing with her Trio.  Mari is about 2 years older than me.  Being Sami in Europe is very similar to being Native American in the United States.  The Sami are the indigenous people of Europe.

Music Forum

I created a Forums website, which is separate from this website to have a place to collect content, ideas and thoughts.  A place to organize these things separate from all other social media sites.  A place of my own where I can claim my successes and qualities, as well as bear witness to the terrible, terrible things I've experienced and learned.  

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 Norwegian and Sámi singer Mari Boine speaks about her personal experiences with the religious ban of joik singing.    Mari Boine grew up in an environment where the Sámi style of singing, joik, was viewed as the devils work. She made her debut as an artist in the early 1980s, and had an international break-through with her debut album 'Gula Gula' in 1989.  

 A video interview with musician Mari Boine from the exhibition Sámi Stories: Art & Identity of an Arctic People, on view May 10 through August 23, 2014 at Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America. 

  " Mari Boine, previously known as Mari Boine Persen, née Mari Boine Olsen (born 8 November 1956) is a Norwegian Sami musician known for having added jazz and rock to the yoiks of her native people. Gula Gula (first released by Iđut, 1989, later re-released by Real World) was her breakthrough release, and she continued to record popular albums throughout the 1990s. In 2008, she was appointed Professor of musicology at Nesna University College." 

 " Mari Boine, previously known as Mari Boine Persen, née Mari Boine Olsen (born 8 November 1956) is a Norwegian Sami musician known for having added jazz and rock to the yoiks of her native people. Gula Gula (first released by Iđut, 1989, later re-released by Real World) was her breakthrough release, and she continued to record popular albums throughout the 1990s. In 2008, she was appointed Professor of musicology at Nesna University College." 

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