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Riddu Riddu Festival discusses climate change. The 19th edition of indigenous Sami Riddu Riddu Festival in Kåfjord in North Norway started yesterday, with what organizers promise to be an even more varied programme than ever. There are many activities for participants in the next few days. For those wishing to hear Sami-inspired music there’ll be concerts by, amongst others, Wimme Sarri, one of the legends of Sami music according to the organizers, “Duolva Duottar”, a Sami rap group, and award-winning Mari Boine. Boine was made a Knight 1st Class of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav in September last year by King Harald for her many-sidedness as an artist.

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Riddu Riddu Festival discusses climate change

Published on Thursday, 22nd July, 2010 at 21:18 under the entertainment category, by Inez Dawczyk.
Last Updated on 23rd July 2010 at 08:25.

The 19th edition of indigenous Sami Riddu Riddu Festival in Kåfjord in North Norway started yesterday, with what organizers promise to be an even more varied programme than ever.

Riddu Riddu festival (2007, illus. ph.)
Riddu Riddu festival (2007, illus. ph.)
Photo: Mates/Wikimedia Commons


Indigenous issues, instruments, and music

There are many activities for participants in the next few days. For those wishing to hear Sami-inspired music there’ll be concerts by, amongst others, Wimme Sarri, one of the legends of Sami music according to the organizers, “Duolva Duottar”, a Sami rap group, and award-winning Mari Boine.

Boine was made a Knight 1st Class of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav in September last year by King Harald for her many-sidedness as an artist.

Other ‘exotic’ contributions will be from “Tinariwen“, an African band rooted in blues, rock and African rhythms, ”F.A.C.E”, which plays electro pop with twist, as well as “The Master of Bears”, the biggest band from Greenland influenced by rock.

But the festival is not just a place for concerts. It’s also is a meeting place to discuss indigenous issues. This year’s seminars cover climate change, equal rights and discrimination in Sami culture, language politics in Greenland, and local resource management in Northern Norway.

The organizers have also provided some courses such as a making and playing the fádnu instrument – a Sami wind instrument (aerophone) made out of the “kvann” plant – the art singing traditional Sami joike, a Sami language course, plant dyeing, or a Vepsian cookery course.

Information about Kåfjord

Kåfjord is a village in North Norway in the country of Finnmark, 18 kilometres west of the town of Alta in Alta municipality.

Flights to Alta airport from Oslo and Stavanger take about two hours. There is also a camp in the festival where you can stay in tent.

Programme for the rest of the festival

Friday 23rd July
11.00 Riddu Riddu market

10.30 Course: See separate program

11.00 Children’s festival: See separate program

 11.00 Film: See separate program. Ája-lávdi

11.00 Festival library opens

11.00 Aud Tåga bokbader Bente Pedersen. Festival library

12.00 KOLT RIDDU: See separate program

12.00 Presenting young artist of the year, Niillas Holmberg. Festival library

12.00 Yurta concert with Aidysmaa and Igor Koshkendey

13.00 SESAM seminar. Nisga Longhouse.

14.00 Yurta concert with Aidysmaa and Igor Koshkendey

15.00 Religion seminar. Lásságammi.

15.30 Fairytale gathering for children. Festival library

16.00 Vespian market. The market

18.00 Concert: Young artist of the year Niillas Holmberg with Roope Mäenpää. Nisga`a Longhouse

18.00 Concert: ”Four brothers and a sister”.  Ája-lávdi

19.00 Concerts: NanookNiillas Holmberg and Roope MäenpääJohan Anders BærWimmeTinariwen. Riddu-lávdi           

Saturday 24th July
11.00 Riddu Riddu market
10.30 Course: See separate program

11.00 Film: See separate program. Ája-lávdi

11.00 Festival library opens

11.00 Author’s meeting: Easterine Iralu and Sigbjørn Skåden. Festival library.

12.00 KOLT RIDDU: See separate program

12.00 Northern people of the year, the Vespians and concert with Jousnen Jarved. Lávddaš.

14.00 Vespian market. The market.

14.00 Opening of dance performance: Reindans (Reindeer dance) – Boazodánsa. Ája-lávdi

14.20 Public announcement of the new Sami ”veivisere” for school year2010/2011, Lávddaš.

15.00 Mini artist seminar. Lásságammi.

15.30 Fairytale gathering for children. Festival library

16.00 Dance performance: Reindans (Reindeer dance) – Boazodánsa. Ája-lávdi

18.00 Concert: Young artist of the year Niillas Holmberg with Roope Mäenpää. Nisga`a Longhouse

19.00 Concerts: IYG, Noid, Urna, Mari Boine & guests from ZanzibarF.A.C.E. Riddu-lávdi 

Sunday 25th July

11.00 Riddu Riddu market

11.00 Festival library opens

13.00 Film: Audience choice of films. Ája-lávdi

Festival pass costs Kr 1100

More information on the website



Published on Thursday, 22nd July, 2010 at 21:18 under the entertainment category, by Inez Dawczyk.
Last updated on 23rd July 2010 at 08:25.

This post has the following tags: riddu, riddu, kaafjord, alta, mari, boine, sami, culture, instruments, climate, change, indigenous, northern, norway.





  
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