“Storytelling is the source of knowledge, wisdom, and survival for our people. And I am so grateful that this tradition is still alive.”
Following up the steps of “Eight Seasons”, a collaboration with the great jazz musician Bugge Wesseltoft in 2002, Mari and Bugge team up again to release a new record on ByNorse Music. “Amame” is not a collaboration with the electronica guru Bugge, but with the piano player, the acoustic Bugge.
The album will be released on September 29, but you can already listen to the first two singles, “Eadnan Bákti” and “Elle”
“Ellen Aslaksdatter Skum endured 18 years in prison, 18 years away from her little son, for her participation in the rebellion.”
“Elle is the original theme song to the movie “The Kautokeino Rebellion”. It is named after its hero. Its enduring appeal speaks not only to the power of the lyrics by Rawdna Carita Eira but to the grief they evoke of a way of life that was made impossible with colonialism and the border closings in 1852. Ellen Aslaksdatter Skum endured 18 years in prison, 18 years away from her little son, for her participation in the rebellion.”
Amame is available for pre-order as a black LP, white LP and a CD, with beautiful photos by Knut Bry.
“The album is a different and more mature Mari Boine, accompanied by Bugge’s tender and responsive piano playing. Songs with seriousness and depth, sung by a Mari Boine who has found peace in life, but who nevertheless tells stories about love, human vulnerability, injustice, and struggle, but also about pride and dignity.”
– Arne Berg