Wimme Saari (also known as just Wimme, b. 1959, Kelottijärvi, Enontekiö) is a Finnish Sami yoiker. Wimme Saari combines traditional Sami singing with his own improvisations, usually to a techno-ambient accompaniment by members of Finnish electronic group RinneRadio. Wimme has also appeared on the albums of other bands or musicians, for instance Hedningarna, Nits or Hector Zazou.
In 1996, Wimme was awarded the Áillohaš Music Award, a Sámi music award conferred by the municipality of Kautokeino and the Kautokeino Sámi Association to honor the significant contributions the recipient or recipients has made to the diverse world of Sámi music.
Related Wimme Recordings
- RinneRadio – Joik Aani (1992)
- Hedningarna – Trä (1994)
- Hedningarna – Hippjokk (1997)
- Nits – alankomaat (1998)
- Wimme (1995)
- Gierran (1997)
- Cugu (2000)
- Bárru (2003)
- Gapmu / Instinct (2003) – (entirely a cappella)
- Mun (2009)
Also appears on
- Beginner's Guide to Scandinavia (3CD, Nascente 2011)