The Jietna project (Norway)
Katarina Barruk and Elina Waage Mikalsen are two of Sápmi’s foremost young vocalists. They were both awarded a scholarship as young artist of the year by Riddu Riđđu Festival. Following a successful collaboration project, which received a fantastic reception from the audience, they decided to keep developing their musical travel together with Christo Stangness (bass) and Arnljot Nordvik (guitar).
With their roots in Sami music, they combine different ways of making, thinking about and playing music. Their music is a fusion of pop melodies, joik, electronics, experimental use of the voice and improvisation. The project has been working on developing an original soundscape to the concert that they will give for the first time at Sounds of the North.
Katarina Barruk – vocal
Elina Waage Mikalsen – vocal, electronics
Christo Stangness – bass, electronics
Arnljot Nordvik – guitar