Maxida Märak

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Maxida Märak
Märak at Riddu Riđđu, July 2019
Märak at Riddu Riđđu, July 2019
Background information
Born (1988-09-17) 17 September 1988 (age 34)
Skarpnäck, Stockholm, Sweden
OriginJokkmokk, Norrbotten County, Sweden
Genres
Occupation(s)Singer

Ida Amanda "Maxida" Märak (born 17 September 1988) is a Swedish-Sámi joik singer, hip hop musician, actress and activist. Märak is a human rights activist with a special interest in the rights of the Sámi people. She has taken part in protests against the establishment of an iron ore mine in Kallak.[1][2] In 2014, she recorded the album Mountain Songs and other Stories along with the bluegrass band Downhill Bluegrass band.[3]

Also in 2014, she took part in the SVT show Sápmi Sessions along with Aki and King Fari Band.[4] In Sveriges Radio's radio theater Dagbok från Gallok she can be heard as an actress and also the producer of the music.[5] Along with her sister Mimie Märak she toured with the concert Under Asfalten ett Fjäll.[6] In 2015, she sang the World Cup song "Love Last Forever" along with music group Mando Diao for the 2015 skiing world cup.[7]

She starred in the film Glada hälsningar från Missångerträsk by Martina Haag, and she has also toured with Giron sámi teáhter.[8]

Märak presented an episode of Sveriges Radio's show Sommar i P1 on 30 July 2015.[9]

In 2016, she played the role of Evelina Geatki, a poetess and Sami activist in the Swedish-French series Midnattssol (aka Midnight Sun and Jour Polaire).

She featured on "Eanan", a song by Canadian EDM/hip-hop group A Tribe Called Red from their album We Are the Halluci Nation.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • 2014: Mountain Songs and Other Stories (with Downhill Bluegrass Band)
  • 2019: Utopi[10]

EPs[edit]

  • 2016: 1[11]
  • 2017: 5[12]
  • 2019: Ärr[13]
  • 2021: Så mycket bättre 2021 – Tolkningarna[14]
  • 2022: Arvet[15]

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
SWE
[16]
"Mountain Songs"[17]
(with Downhill Bluegrass Band)
2012 Non-album single
"Mitt största fan"[18] 2015
"Feel That Gold"[19]
"Backa bak"[20] 2016
"Rebell"[21]
"Andas"[22] 2017 5
"Långsamt"[23] Non-album single
"Baseball Bat"[24] 2018
"Vill ni se en stjärna"[25]
"Järnrör"[26]
"Hatar"[27] 2019 Ärr
"Lova ingenting"[28] Utopi
"Letar lite ljus här"[29]
"Jåhkåmåhkke"[30] 2021 Non-album single
"Salvador"[31]
"Nu brinner ängarna"[32]
"NikeSunnas joik"[33]
"Eloise" 60 Så mycket bättre
"Jag kommer hem igen till slut"[34]
"Änglar"[35] [A]
"Dimma"[37]
(featuring Melissa Horn)
2022 TBA
"Sirenerna"
(featuring Yei Gonzalez)
TBA

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Änglar" did not enter the Swedish Singellista Chart, but peaked at number 11 on the Swedish Heatseeker Chart.[36]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Samiska konstnärer tar strid mot gruvan Archived 2015-07-16 at the Wayback Machine Dagens Nyheter Retrieved 21 July 2015
  2. ^ "Maxidas jojk och hiphop". svt.se. Archived from the original on 26 February 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Samiska konstnärer tar strid mot ny gruva". Dagens Nyheter. Archived from the original on 16 July 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  4. ^ Sveriges Radio. "Hennes samhällsengagemang gav henne pris". Archived from the original on 22 July 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  5. ^ Sveriges Radio. "Dagbok från Gallok". Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Under asfalten ett fjäll". Archived from the original on 26 June 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  7. ^ Tobias Holmgren (20 January 2015). "Rapparen Maxida Märak vill ha samisk revolution". Göteborgs-Posten. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  8. ^ "Maxida Märak » Jokkmokk's Winter Market". Archived from the original on 26 February 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  9. ^ Sveriges Radio. "Maxida Märak sommarpratar i P1". Archived from the original on 22 July 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  10. ^ "Utopi by Maxida Märak on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 18 December 2021.
  11. ^ "1 – EP by Maxida Märak on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 18 December 2021.
  12. ^ "5 – EP by Maxida Märak on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 18 December 2021.
  13. ^ "Ärr – EP by Maxida Märak on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 18 December 2021.
  14. ^ "Så mycket bättre 2021 – Tolkningarna – EP by Maxida Märak on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 18 December 2021.
  15. ^ "Maxida Märak - Arvet". Spotify. 18 February 2022. Retrieved 18 February 2022.
  16. ^ "Veckolista Singlar, vecka 47" (in Swedish). Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 27 November 2021.
  17. ^ "Mountain Songs – Single by Maxida Märak & Downhill Bluegrass Band on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 18 December 2021.
  18. ^ "Mitt Största Fan – Single by Maxida Märak on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 18 December 2021.
  19. ^ "Feel That Gold – Single by Maxida Märak on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 18 December 2021.
  20. ^ "Backa bak – Single by Maxida Märak on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 18 December 2021.
  21. ^ "Rebell – Single by Maxida Märak on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 18 December 2021.
  22. ^ "Andas – Single by Maxida Märak on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 18 December 2021.
  23. ^ "Långsamt – Single by Maxida Märak on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 18 December 2021.
  24. ^ "Baseball Bat – Single by Maxida Märak on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 18 December 2021.
  25. ^ "Vill ni se en stjärna – Single by Maxida Märak on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 18 December 2021.
  26. ^ "Järnrör – Single by Maxida Märak on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 18 December 2021.
  27. ^ "Hatar – Single by Maxida Märak on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 18 December 2021.
  28. ^ "Lova ingenting". Spotify. Retrieved 18 December 2021.
  29. ^ "Letar lite ljus här – Single by Maxida Märak on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 18 December 2021.
  30. ^ "Jåhkåmåhkke – Single by Maxida Märak on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 18 December 2021.
  31. ^ "Salvador – Single by Maxida Märak on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 18 December 2021.
  32. ^ "Nu Brinner Ängarna – Single by Maxida Märak on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 18 December 2021.
  33. ^ "NikeSunnas Joik – Single by Maxida Märak on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 18 December 2021.
  34. ^ "Jag kommer hem igen till slut – Single by Maxida Märak on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 2 December 2021.
  35. ^ "Änglar – Single by Maxida Märak on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 2 December 2021.
  36. ^ "Veckolista Heatseeker, vecka 48". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 4 December 2021.
  37. ^ "Dimma (feat. Melissa Horn) – Single by Maxida Märak on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 7 January 2022.