Joiks!

by wjw on May 28, 2019

See, that’s pronounced “yoicks!”, which is why it’s funny.  Sort of.  (Never mind.)

Joiking is a highly improvisatory vocal style from the Arctic Circle, and combines throat singing, chanting, and folk music to produce, well, the effects that it produces.

I should stop trying to explain and just let Wimme sing, y’know?  So here he is.

 

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wjw May 30, 2019 at 7:51 pm

Friend of the blog Steinar Bang kindly included more joiking links. Not all of them work in North America, unfortunately.

Joik meets metal with Intrigue’s “Orbina”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hvihqAza9I

Elle Marie Hætta Isaksen and ISÁK with “Ealan”:
https://www.isakband.no/music
https://isak.lnk.to/Ealan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8IU_4lUAls

Norway’s entry into the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ovt7YGHAj8I
(joik by saami hip hop’er Fred Buljo)

Shash June 8, 2019 at 4:29 pm

How northerners scat. I enjoy listening to joik. Thanks for the links.

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