Katarina Barruk is known as one of Sábmie’s most interesting young artists. Barruk’s clear, distinctive voice, in combination with a steadfast presence on stage creates a unique space of vulnerability and strength. She delivers a fierce, yet down-to-earth mix of pop music, traditional yoik and improvisational elements.
Barruk sings in one of her mother tongues, Ume Sámi. The language is on UNESCO’s red list of critically endangered languages, but right now many Umesámis are taking the language back. For Katarina Barruk, doing music in Ume Sámi is a way of inviting her friends and the audience into her universe, where Ume Sámi is a norm, and alive.
Katarina Barruk is joined by a band consisting of talented and skillful Norwegian musicians and visualists. The breathtaking live show brings freedom and a breathing space for people to rest in what it is like to be human.
Katarina Barruk tours regularly and actively in Norway and Sweden where she has created a loyal audience since the release of her debut album in 2015. In 2020 she received the Swedish writer and composer prize “SKAPs Kulturbärarpris”. A new full-length studio album will be released in October 2022.
Katarina Barruk Live
Katarina Barruk – Vocals
Arnljot Nordvik – Guitar
Christo Stangess – Bass
Christer Jørgensen – Percussions
Øystein Myrvoll – Keys
Håkon Pettersen – Live Sound
Anna Leijonhielm – Visuals
Anniell Åshovd – Lights
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Folkelarm, Oslo, Norway
Riddu Riđđu, Manndalen, Norway
Sámi Music Week, Alta, Norway
Dubai Expo 2020, United Arab Emirates
Umefolk, Umeå, Sweden
Varangerfestivalen, Varanger, Norway
Festspillene /The Arctic Arts Festival, Harstad, Norway
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Urkult, Näsåker, Sweden
Márkomeannu, Evenskjer, Norway
Ijahis Idja, Inari, Finland
Pitefolk, Piteå, Sweden
Ubmejen biejvieh, Umeå, Sweden
Arctic Pulse, Greenland, Denmark
Sofar Sounds, Oslo, Norway
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