Whats a luohti?

There is so much beauty in Sami Culture and Music. Listen to the song Unna Nieiddas by Sara Marielle Gaup Beaska and the group Adjagas. Do you know about joiking? A joik is actually called luohti in Northern Sami (voulle in Southern Sami). Here’s a few lines from our interview with Sara Marielle Gaup Beaska:

”Every person has a luohti, and every animal, mountain and streem. Your luohti trails behind you, and someone who knows you well enough can catch it, and give it voice. The luohti in Unna Nieiddas, for instance, is a child-luohti – my own daughters actually. The luohti follows a child, and evolves as the child grows.”

Sara Marielle Gaup Beaska, photo: Olle Christoffersson
Sara Marielle Gaup Beaska, photo: Olle Christoffersson

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