Niillas Holmberg is a Sámi poet, musician, actor and activist. He has published five books of poetry and has been translated into more than ten languages. As a musician he works as a vocalist, guitarist, composer and writer. He performs with four bands: arctic folk music with Niillas Holmberg & Roope Mäenpää and Niillas Holmberg Kvarteahtta, world music with Nordic Namgar and electronic music with YLVA. All bands work and perform internationally. Niillas has also worked as an actor on theatre and TV.
He is from Ohcejohka (Utsjoki), Finland, currently working and staying in Jåhkåmåhkke (Jokkmokk), Sweden.
AWARDS AND HONOURS:
Lapland art prize 2015
New book Oaidnaleapmai, Čáhcesiellu is now available to order from DAT os.
YLVAs debut album, released in May 2016, is now available to order from the bone shop.
Click on the covers to listen to tracks from each album:
Music video Assmilašuvdna blues by Niillas Holmberg & Roope Mäenpää: