Ánnámáret | vocals

Ánnámáret is Anna Näkkäläjärvi-Länsman, a Sámi musician who lives and whose work is based in Nuorgam, Finland.After graduating from the Uniarts Helsinki’s Sibelius-Academy, Näkkäläjärvi-Länsman has worked extensively as a professional in the field of music in Sápmi, the Land of the Sámi.In recent years, she has looked at the yoik tradition of her family by studying archival tapes. As a result of this work, she has created the multi-form work of art called Nieguid duovdagat – Imaginary landscapes, in which yoiking, the playing of the bowed lyre jouhikkoand modern live electronics are combined with live visuals.

Her own band Ánnámáret Ensemble has released two records (Beallječiŋatin 2011 and Gollehelmmotin 2016), which consist of yoiks and songs that Näkkäläjärvi-Länsman has composed and written the lyrics for in the Sámi language.From 2012 to 2015, Näkkäläjärvi-Länsman worked as the Regional Artist for Sámi Culture.Ánnámáret’s strength as an artist springs from having grown up between two cultures and, thus, in understanding these cultures and their collisions and similarities.