Torgeir Vassvik (Norway)

Torgeir Vassvik is a representative of the indigenous Sámi people and comes from the Norwegian mainland’s most Northern part, the Gamvik commune. He adds a contemporary look to an ancient Sámi musical culture. Torgeir composes music that presents a fusion of Sami joik singing, the Sami drum, sounds of nature and other music styles such as jazz and even Siberian throat singing. He further beautifies his compositions with munnharpe (khomus) playing.