Maxida Märak

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Maxida Märak
Márak at Riddu Riđđu 2019
Márak at Riddu Riđđu 2019
Background information
Born (1988-09-17) 17 September 1988 (age 32)
Skarpnäck, Stockholm, Sweden
OriginJokkmokk, Norrbotten County, Sweden
Genres
Occupation(s)Singer
Associated acts

Ida Amanda "Maxida" Märak (born 17 September 1988) is a Swedish-Sámi joik-singer, hiphop musician, actress and activist. Märak is a human rights activist with a special interest in the rights of the Sami people. She has taken part in protests against the mine building 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 Radios 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 played 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 Radios 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 in Eanan, a song by Canadian EDM/Hip-hop group A Tribe Called Red from their Album We Are the Halluci Nation.

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.