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Áššu - Saura Booking Agency

Áššu
Biography

Áššu

Áššu, Ulla Pirttijarvi and Olav Torget base their music on traditional Sami yoik. Ulla Pirttijärvi yoiks about her relatives and her home villages Utsjoki and Angeli. Olav Torget widens the sound with electric barytone guitar, electronics and the West African harp-lute Konting (N’Goni). The groups expression varies from wide atmospheres and quiet moods all the way to uptempo grooves. 

The ensemble draws inspiration from different traditions that have influenced the instrumental choices and unique sound of the debut album Áššu, from 2019 (Bafe’s Factory).

Ulla Pirttijärvi: (FI): Traditional yoik
Olav Torget (NO): Baryton guitar, african konting
TBA : Percussion

Áššu Live at Riksscenen 2019

Touring highlights 2019

Riksscenen, Oslo, Norja (Album Release)
G Livelab, Helsinki (Album Release)
EtnoSalo, Finland
Etno-Espa Festival, Helsinki, Finland
Juuri Nyt Urban Folk Festival, Helsinki, Finland
Victoriateatern, Malmö, Sweden

Spotify: Vulleš Heaika (2019)
Spotify: Áššu (2019 Bafe’s Factory)

Reviews and radio plays on Bafe´s Factory Page