The new project Niillas HolmB & Mir-0 has dropped its first song GOATNIL. Have a listen on youtube!
ARTO NYBERG Niillas on Arto Nyberg talk show.
CO2lonialNATION is touring now! Niillas is one of the 3 writers of the new Giron Sámi Theatre piece. During the writing process we visited many conflict areas in Sápmi in order to build a picture of past and on going wrongs experienced by our people.
SÁMI OF THE YEAR 2016 Niillas was awarded with the Sámi of the Year Award in Finland for his work with literature, music, language and for Sámi rights. The prize ceremony took place in Helsinki in November. Read an article about the award in Sámi here and in Finnish here.
NEW WEBSITE Sano se saameksi is a project that familiarizes people with Sámi language and people. Have a look at our fresh online phrase book, documentaries and other sweets!
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 lyricist. 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.
Click on the covers to listen to tracks from each album:
Music video Lipn by YLVA feat. Suohpanterror:
AWARDS AND HONOURS
The Sámi of the Year 2016
Lapland art prize 2015