The American Scandinavian Society in cooperation with the American-Scandinavian Foundation
invites its Members and Friends to …
Sami Joik Concert with Ulla Pirttijärvi & Ulda
Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue/37th & 38th Streets
Esteemed Finnish Sámi joik singer Ulla Pirttijärvi-Länsman and her ensemble Ulda present a concert of Sámi joik music, expressing the rich traditions of Sámi culture through contemporary folk music. Ulla Pirttijärvi-Länsman is a Sámi joik singer from Angeli, Finland. She began her career with the musical group Angelin Tytöt, but left soon after to pursue a solo career. She now performs contemporary arrangements of traditional joik music with the ensemble Ulda.
Founded by Pirttijärvi-Länsman in 2009, Ulda is devoted to expressing themes of Sámi culture and the north. The ensemble has traveled extensively in the Nordic countries, continental Europe, and Russia and currently features Ari Isotalo, drums and percussion; Marko Jouste, strings, vocals, and percussion; Ulla Pirttijärvi-Länsman, vocals, percussion; and Mikko Vanhasalo, wind-instruments, vocals, and percussion. In 2012 the trio released their first album, Ulda, to critical acclaim. Ulda’s newest album Roijk will be released spring 2015.
Why not come early and enjoy dinner at Smörgås Chef at Scandinavia House. You will receive a 10% discount on meals upon presenting your Membership card. Not a member yet? Learn more about membership benefits…