Born in 1956 Mari Boine is a Norwegian Sami musician who combines her native Sami tunes with jazz and rock providing a touching emotional and moving sound. Her music is her voice for her fellow Sami people who are a minority of the Norwegian colonization and live in difficult conditions in the northern skirts of the country.
She made her first debut with "Gula Gula"
This is a film where Mari plays a woman who tries to escape from the difficult conditions of the Sami minority after the region was colonized.
Vuolgge mu mielde Bassivárrái
Related reading and listening:
mariboine.no Mari Boine official homepage
Mari Boine.no at Myspace