Get ready for innovative yoik in magnificent format when the Georg Buljo Trio and the Norwegian Girls' Choir enter the stage with OKTAN, which means "together with" in Northern Sami. Here Buljo uses the principles of yoik in a new way.
Georg Buljo performs his vocals with a focus on modern yoik, and plays both the guitar and percussion. For a number of years he has moved without prejudice and alternatively between traditional and world music, and is an experienced and merited musician with Spellemannspriser (Norwegian Grammy Award).
Buljo was the "Profile of the Year" in the 2015 edituin of Festspillene i Nord-Norge. He has written several commissioned works, made film music and composed music for, among others, Mari Boine, Niko Valkeapää and Susanna Wallumrød.
The Norwegian Girls' Choir with conductor Anne Karin Sundal-Ask is a choir school for talented singers mainly from Oslo. The singers are aged 6 - 26 years and come in after an entrance exam. The choir was established as NRK's Girls' Choir by Marie Foss in 1947, and has since established proud traditions and a high artistic level. With an artistic profile that is both innovative and traditional, Det Norske Jentekor has a goal of creating strong expressions that affect the audience as well as singers. The Studio Choir, the oldest group in the Norwegian Girls' Choir, is coming to Festspillene i Nord-Norge. This is an offer for girls in high school and older.