VILDÁ

VILDÁ
Biography

VILDÁ

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 Touring Highlights 2019

WOMEX The World Music Expo, Tampere, Finland
Mundial Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Summerfolk44, Ontario, Canada
Festival des traditions du monde de Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
First Peoples Festival / Nikamotan – Nicto, Montréal, Canada
World Tango & Accordion Festival, Victoria, Canada
Le Grand Soufflet, France
La Trobada d’Acordionistes del Pirineu d’ Arsèguel, Spain
Nordic Folk Alliance, Sweden
Gothenburg Folk Festival, Sweden
Artforum WithoutBorders, Bulgaria
Oulun Musiikkijuhlat, Finland
The Arctic Celtic Gathering, Finland
Kaustinen Folk Music Festival, Finland
G Livelab, Helsinki, Finland
Juuri Nyt Urban Folk Festival, Helsinki
Pielinen Soi Festival, Finland

Spotify: Vildaluodda – Wildprint (April 2019, Bafe’s Factory)
Spotify: Utsjoki-disko (single, 2019)

Reviews and radio plays on Bafe’s Factory website
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