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Wimme Saari

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Wimme Saari on stage in the park on Esplanadi during Night of the Arts in Helsinki in 2006.

Wimme Saari (also known as just Wimme, b. 1959, Kelottijärvi, Enontekiö) is a Finnish Sami yoiker.[1] 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.[2]

Partial discography[edit]

Related Wimme Recordings[edit]

  • RinneRadio – Joik Aani (1992)
  • Hedningarna – Trä (1994)
  • Hedningarna – Hippjokk (1997)
  • Nits – alankomaat (1998)

Wimme recordings[edit]

  • Wimme (1995)
  • Gierran (1997)
  • Cugu (2000)
  • Bárru (2003)
  • Gapmu / Instinct (2003) – (entirely a cappella)
  • Mun (2009)

Also appears on[edit]

  • Beginner's Guide to Scandinavia (3CD, Nascente 2011)


  1. ^ "'Yoiking' with Finnish vocalist Wimme". NPR.org. NPR. Archived from the original on 2012-06-04. Retrieved 2020-05-09.
  2. ^ Hætta, Wenche Marie. "Hvem-Hva-Når om Sámi Grand Prix" (in Norwegian). NRK. Retrieved August 2, 2021.

External links[edit]

Preceded by Recipient of the Áillohaš Music Award
Succeeded by