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Gaup Sisters (Uncredited)

Gaup Sisters

The joik, one of the traditional forms of song of the Sami people (the indigenous people of the northern Nordic region), is one of the oldest forms of musical expression in existence and plays a unique role in Sami culture and spiritual life. Sara Marielle, Risten Anine, and Inger Biret Gaup—Sami sisters from Kautokeino in the north of Norway—have been practicing joik since early childhood. Taught by their father and other relatives, they are now passing down the techniques of joik to the next generation through workshops and classes. Sara Marielle is a member of the critically acclaimed band Adjágas that combines traditional joik with modern instruments.Nordic Cool 2013 is presented in cooperation with the Nordic Council of Ministers and Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.

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Gaup Sisters 2/21/13: Gaup Sisters

The three sisters perform a program of  joik, a traditional form of song of the Sami people (the indigenous people of the northern Nordic region) and is one of the oldest forms of musical expression in existence. Part of Nordic Cool 2013.

Gaup Sisters

The three sisters perform a program of  joik, a traditional form of song of the Sami people (the indigenous people of the northern Nordic region) and is one of the oldest forms of musical expression in existence. Part of Nordic Cool 2013.

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