- Traditions & Joiks
directed by Angelo Giammarresi
itinerary - 15 -
Scattered in northern Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Kola Peninsula
in Russia, the Sami or Lapps are one of the few indigenous
peoples who manage to survive their habits, traditions and customs
despite the political and social restrictions. After the conquest of
their territories in the early 17th century good part of their traditions were destroyed, drums and
other ceremonial objects were considered dangerous for the most part
burned. The ancient transhumance in current
place within national borders of each country where they live.
In this video, we have deliberately left the original voice of the
respondents so as to constitute a continuum with songs sung. Sami
tradition every child at birth and at different stages of life receive
the gift of tunes called "Joik" that distinguish it.
Other "Joiks" are composed for different occasions of daily life. We chose three Sami male voices from northern Norway: Mikkel - Nils
Somby - Johan Eira. These people can also meet you in the period between
June and August along the proposed route. We thank the Norwegian Office
of the Tourism.