Jon Henrik Fjällgren
|Jon Henrik Fjällgren|
|Birth name||Jon Henrik Mario Fjällgren|
|Also known as||Colombiano|
26 April 1987 |
|Genres||Traditional joik music|
|Years active||2014 – present|
Jon Henrik Mario Fjällgren (born April 26, 1987) is a Swedish singer and jojkare, an interpreter of Joik Sami songs and winner of the Swedish Talang Sverige 2014 competition in 2014 broadcast on TV3. Upon winning the competition he released the music album Goeksegh.
At a very young age, he lived in an Indian village and later moved to an orphanage from which he later became adopted by a family from Sweden. He was adopted by a Swedish Sami family and became part of a Siida community in Mittådalens, a reindeer foraging area where he worked as a reindeer herder. Fjällgren has revealed in several interviews that he was bullied as a child because he had darker skin and was not born a Sami.
He started singing local traditional songs when he was 14. He gained exposure when he sang in the presence of the King and Queen of Sweden who were attending church services at Funäsdalens Church. When he was 16 he released an album titled Onne vielle.
At the age of 26, he took part in the Swedish Talang Sverige 2014 competition and won over viewers with his interpretations of traditional Sami songs. He auditioned with a moving rendition of "Daniel's Joik" dedicated to his best friend Daniel, who had died in an accident. After winning the competition and prize money of 1 million Swedish kronor, he released his studio album Goeksegh on May 19, 2014, based primarily on materials he had performed during the contest.
|2005||Onne vielle (limited edition)||–|
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