VILDÁ is an original blend of mystical joiks, grooving rhythms and improvisation. Inspiration has been sought from Samí people’s strong connection to nature, Nordic folk music and present-day popular music. The result is a unique soundscape that takes the listener to a fascinating journey to the Sámi land, the wild and vast landscapes under the arctic hills and frosty winds – with a girly and fresh vibe.
Hildá Länsman (Lapland/Finland) – vocals, frame drum
Viivi Maria Saarenkylä (Finland) – accordion, live effects
Hildá Länsman is up-and-coming yoik singer from Utsjoki who is known from fusion band Solju. Viivi Maria Saarenkylä is an internationally renowned young accordion player, whose music has attracted a number of gigs from around the world. VILDÁ has performed on various occasions from concerts to film screenings, etc. The band has also appeared internationally, among others the Carrefour Mondial de l’Accordéon Festival in Canada, the world’s largest accordion festival.
VILDÁ’s debut album will be released in March 2019 by Bafe’s Factory.