Sofia Jannok

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Sofia Jannok
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Sofia Jannok at Centre Culturel Suedois in 2007
Background information
Birth name Sofia Jannok
Born (1982-09-15) 15 September 1982 (age 32)
Genres Sami
yoiking
Occupation(s) Singer
Songwriter
Performer
Instruments vocals
Yoiking
drums
Website www.sofiajannok.com

Brita Maret "Sofia" Jannok (born September 15, 1982) is a Swedish-Sami artist, singer, songwriter, radio host. Publicly, she has several times in social media taken a stance against the establishing of mines on the land used by reindeer herders. Together with Mariela Idivuoma, she was the hostess of the music festival Liet-Lávlut in 2006. And she has led the program series "Mailbmi - small people great music" in Swedish Radio P2. The inspiration to her music, she gets from a mixture of different musical influences, like folk, pop, jazz and yoik. She sings mostly in Northern Sami but writes as well in both Swedish and English.

Sofia Jannok was previously included with Anna Kärrstedt in the duo "Sophia and Anna". And she performed in the act of Melodifestivalen 2009 with the song Waterloo in Sámi (" Čáhcceloo "). On June 30, 2009, she was one of the summer talkers in the Swedish Radio P1, and the day after, July 1, she participated in SVT's program from Skansen in Stockholm about the inauguration of the Swedish Presidency of EU. At the national meeting opening in the Parliament House in Stockholm September 15, 2009, she performed "Samelands vidder".

On May 23 to 30, 2010 Jannok performed in various bars and clubs in Shanghai and Beijing, China and 4–5 June 2010 she attended the Talvatis Festival in Cardiff.[1]

During an inauguration of the Culture year in Umeå 2014[2] (Sami late winter) Sofia conducted a call of anti-racism with Cleo and Kristin Amparo before the performance of the song "Faller en, faller alla". On stage at the same time was also a group of left-wing anti-fascist activists wearing ski masks with the message "Free Joel" printed on their shirts, which alludes to the activist who was arrested and convicted for attempted manslaughter and rioting.[3][4] By reason of the riots in Kärrtorp, when a group of Neo-Nazis attacked a left-wing anti-racism demonstration.[5][6][7]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Peak positions
SWE
[8]
2007 White / Čeaskat  –
2008 By the Embers / Áššogáttis 16
2013 Áphi (Wide as Oceans) 27

Other Appearances[edit]

  • 2000: Dál juovlla čuovggaid cahkkehit (Sami Christmas CD)
  • 2007: Ima ipmašat (children's CD, DAT)
  • 2007: Buoremus ájgge (children's CD, Mandy Senger & Sara Aira Fjällström)
Soundtracks
  • 2000: *TV-musik ur dokumentärserien Samerna (Scandinavian Songs)
  • 2000: Great North (soundtrack, TVA International inc.)

Singles[edit]

  • 2000: "Čalmmit" (as part of Sofia och Anna)
  • 2--4: "Liekkas clubmix" (promotional single, Publishment)

Music competitions[edit]

References[edit]

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