Downhill Bluegrass Band-Mountain Songs & Other Stories
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Maxida Märak, a member of the Swedish indigenous Sami people, collaborates with Downhill Bluegrass Band in a musical project blending bluegrass with traditional Sami folk music. Maxida alternates modern singing with the traditional Sami yoik.

”Mountain Songs & other stories” breaks new ground, exploring the similarities between the Sami culture’s musical expression and the American traditional folk music from around the Appalachian Mountains. The mountain has a central role in both contexts, and the mining industry affects the lives of both people and nature on both sides of the Atlantic..
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  • Members:
    Maxida Märak, Jonas Kjellgren, Kenneth Kjellgren, Mikael Grund, Kajsa Kjellgren Westin, Nicke Widen, Erik Gunnars Risberg
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    Alicia Nugent, Mari Boine
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    02/14/15
  • Profile Last Updated:
    02/25/16 11:12:38

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