Niillas Holmberg

poetry & music from the north

Upcoming events with the Sámi poet, musician, actor and activist Niillas Holmberg. 

Nordic Namgar

Photo: Trym Schade Warloe

Photo: Trym Schade Warloe

Nordic Namgar is fronted by the vocalists Namgar Lhasaranova from Buryatia, Russia (north of Mongolia) and Niillas Holmberg from Sápmi, a meeting between two of the most unique indigenous voices in the world today. Both represent their culture, music and tradition at a very high level, a remarkable collaboration between two voices that both contrast and complement each other.

Nordic Namgar started in 2013 as the Riddu Riđđu festival commisioned a piece by Ole Jørn Myklebust, an accomplished jazz and world musician. They have since performed in Norway, Russia and Kazakhstan.


A live-CD from the Riddu Riđđu-concert was released in 2014.

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The Band

    •    Namgar Lhasaranova (vocals)

    •    Niillas Holmberg (vocals)

    •    Ole Jørn Myklebust (trumpet, xaphoon, vocals)

    •    Fredrik Ellingsen (guitar, electronics)

    •    Kjetil Dalland (bass)

    •    Jakop Janssønn (drums, percussion)

    •    Evgeny Zolotarev (chanza)

Nordic Namgar - Running Horses