Niillas Holmberg

poetry & music from the north

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

Panel Discussion @ Arctic Spirit seminar in Rovaniemi
Nov
15
2:30pm 2:30pm

Panel Discussion @ Arctic Spirit seminar in Rovaniemi

Panel discussion: People in the Arctic - Arctic identities.

Panelists:

  • Niillas Holmberg - Sámi poet, musician, actor and activist
  • Rosa Liksom - Finnish author and artist
  • Anna Stammler-Gossmann - Anthropologist, researcher, Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland
  • Joan Kane - Author, Poet, Faculty mentor in Institute of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
  • Pekka Timonen - General Secretary, Centenary of Finland´s Independence, Prime Minister´s Office
  • Other invited speakers (tbc)

Chair: Liisa Holmberg - Rector of the Sámi Education Institute

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Naftule’s Band @ Kaamosjazz, Saariselkä
Nov
25
1:00pm 1:00pm

Naftule’s Band @ Kaamosjazz, Saariselkä

What is going to happen when innovators of klezmer-music and ambassarods of sami music will get together? Naftule will be guested by Niillas Holmberg & Roope Mäenpää. We’ll experience this musical adventure on Saturday in JazzArena.

Duration of the concert 30 min.

Tickets 10 €.

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More information www.kaamosjazz.fi

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Niillas Holmberg & Roope Mäenpää @ Kaamosjazz, Saariselkä
Nov
25
10:00pm10:00pm

Niillas Holmberg & Roope Mäenpää @ Kaamosjazz, Saariselkä

Arctic folk music in north Sami language. It is born when musician-poet who combines singer&songwriter-style meets classical music composer and multi-instrumentalist. The music of Niillas Holmberg and Roope Mäempää brings you the beauty and ruggedness of Sami nature, Sami philosophy and beliefs and on top of it all the wonderment of the endless need for ownership in the western man.

Duo will perform on Saturday in Aurora Hut in the middle of amazing nature of Lapland. Also, they will perform with the Naftule’s Band later on the same day. Closing concert of Polar Night Jazz will take place on Sunday and we will see Niillas and Roope on the stage with the string quartet.

Aurora hut is located at the marked trail Aurorapolku, near the center of Saariselkä. The walking distance to the hut is about 700m from the Saariselkä starting gate to hikes.

Tickets 15 €

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More information www.kaamosjazz.fi

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Niillas Holmberg Ensemble @ Kaamosjazz, Saariselkä
Nov
26
12:00pm12:00pm

Niillas Holmberg Ensemble @ Kaamosjazz, Saariselkä

Roope Mäempää has arranged Niillas' songs for a string quartett.

Niillas and his quartett will perform on Saturday in Aurora Hut in the middle of amazing nature of Saamiland. Also, they will perform with the Naftule’s Band later on the same day. Closing concert of Polar Night Jazz will take place on Sunday and we will see Niillas and Roope on the stage with the string quartet.

Tickets 15 €

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More information www.kaamosjazz.fi

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Concert and poetry reading @ New Mills Festival
Sep
8
7:30pm 7:30pm

Concert and poetry reading @ New Mills Festival

Saami music and poetry arrives in New Mills! 

On Friday 8th September as part of the 2017 New Mills Festival - Around the World, Niillas Holmberg is bringing his unique blend of music, poetry and culture to entertain us. The event is being held at St George's Parish Hall on Church Lane, doors will open at 7.30, there will be a bar and some light refreshments available.

Niillas last performance in New Mills sold out very quickly, so act fast if you want a ticket.

Tickets are £10 (£5 for children and unwaged people), they are available from Priscilla's, High Street Bookshop and Ryan's Hardware. 

 

 

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YLVA @ ILMIÖ Festival
Jul
29
to Jul 30

YLVA @ ILMIÖ Festival

ILMIÖ Festival is the boisterous little brother of the beloved H2Ö Festival. ILMIÖ was organized during the years 2009-2013 in the beautiful Uittamo dance pavilion area in Turku. This phenomenal festival will take its place again in Uittamo on July 29th 2017! 

ILMIÖ showcases the best of the Finnish music scene among selected foreign artists and an abundance of artistic activities, from performance art and installations to other thrilling stuff that our terminology hardly covers. On our Gallery page you will find a selection photos of past years. Have a closer look!

TICEKTS

Tickets are now available (40€ + service fee) on Tiketti! They can also be bought with cash from Bar Ö in Turku and Om’pu in Helsinki, without a service fee.

ILMIÖ links: website / facebook

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Mar
13
5:00pm 5:00pm

Tekijät esiin! Arktinen Odysseia @ Helsinki

Tervetuloa sukeltamaan syvemmälle teatterin tekijöiden työhön!

Maaliskuussa klubille saapuu odotettuja vieraita, kun Kirsikka Moringin haastateltaviksi saapuvat ohjaaja Jarkko Lahti, dramaturgi Ari-Pekka Lahti sekä näyttelijät Niillas Holmberg ja Connie Kristoffersen (Grönlannin kansallisteatteri).

Nelikko on tekemässä Arktinen Odysseia -esitystä, joka vie katsojat ainutlaatuiselle matkalle Grönlannin jäätikölle, Siperian taigalle ja Saamenmaan tuntureille.

Keitä me pohjoisen ihmiset oikeastaan olemme? Miltä maailma näyttää eri puolilta Arktista katsottuna? Kuinka otamme vastaan tulevaisuuden haasteineen? Ja ennen kaikkea: Mikä yhdistää pohjoisia kansoja Alaskan rannikoilta aina Kamtšatkan niemimaalle?

Vapaa pääsy!  

Arktinen Odysseia ensi-ilta Kansallisteatterin Willensaunassa 9.3. Tekijät esiin! -iltana esitys klo 19.T

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Premiere of Arctic Odyssey at the Finnish National Theatre
Mar
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

Premiere of Arctic Odyssey at the Finnish National Theatre

ARCTIC ODYSSEY

Visions from the edge of an ice sheet

All I can say is thank you
simply for being my sister
simply for enriching my world to the fullest
Your world is mine
my world is yours
− Niviaq Korneliussen

Arctic Odyssey by the Ruska Ensemble offers a unique journey through the landscapes of Greenland’s ice sheet, Siberia’s taiga and the northern fjelds inhabited by the Saami people.

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YLVA @ Sápmi Soaré
Feb
9
to Feb 10

YLVA @ Sápmi Soaré

Samefolkets galamiddag blir en sprudlande tillställning där gästerna anländer till galan på röda mattan. Under kvällen serveras en 3-rätters samisk galameny och det bjuds på underhållning i form av Sápmi Soaré, som består av framträdanden av artister från hela Sápmi. Traditionell jojk blandas med nyskapande samisk musik. Under kvällen kommer också Samerådets Ärespris att delas ut.

OBS: SISTA ANMÄLAN 2 FEB

Medverkande
Sofia Jannok, Ann Jorid & Ámmun, Elle Márjá Eira, Niko Valkeapää, Katarina Barruk, Niillas Holmgren/YLVA, Yarsem Galkin.
Kapellmästare: Georg Buljo

Galameny
Posjert kamchatka krabbe, røket nyr-krem, multetapioka og løpstikka
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Steinsoppstekt ytterfilet av reinsdyr, servert med poteter og gresskarpuré fra Frosta, smørdampet kål, brunost og tyttebær
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Granbar-sjokoladekake, servert med tindved, kremost og vanilje

Samefolkets galamiddag & Sápmi Soaré arrangeras av Samerådet med ekonomiskt stöd från Sametingen i Sverie och Norge samt Svenska Kulturrådet.


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Sámi álbmoga gallamállásat leat erenoamáš doalut gos leat gussiide lebben rukses máhttá. Mii guosssohat 3-reahtat sámi gallamállásiid lassin viiddis musihkkaprográmmii man leat gohčodan Sápmi Soaré. Das leat mielde beakkán artisttat miehtá Sámi. Árbevirolaš luohti ja ođđaáigásaš musihkka gullojit. Dán eahkeda juohkit maid Sámiráđi gudnebálkkašumi. 

Sámiráđđi lágiida Sámi álbmoga gallamállásiid & Sápmi Soaré:a daorjagiin Norgga ja Ruoŧa Sámedikkiin ja Ruoŧa Kulturráđis.

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Niillas Holmberg Ensemble
Jan
28
7:00pm 7:00pm

Niillas Holmberg Ensemble

Niillas Holmberg Ensemble esittää arktista folkmusiikkia (Arktalaš folk-musihkka) pohjoissaamenkielellä. Säveltäjä Roope Mäenpää on sovittanut yhdessä runoilija Holmbergin kanssa kokonaisuuden jossa soi niin jousikvartetti kuin pianotriokin. Konsertissa yhdistyvät arktinen folk, runous, saamenkieli ja musiikki vieden kuulijan matkalle pohjoisen maisemiin.

The Niillas Holmberg Ensemble performs Arctic folk music, or "Arktalaš folk-musihkka" as it's known in the Sami language. Holmberg, the poet, and composer Roope Mäenpää join forces in producing a multidimensional musical experience which takes you far up North.

Niillas Holmberg, laulu & kitara / Lotta Laaksonen, viulu / Emma Kuosmanen, viulu / Jarno Laaksonen, alttoviulu / Roope Mäenpää, sello & piano

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Poetry reading and music performance in London
Nov
28
6:45pm 6:45pm

Poetry reading and music performance in London

Northern Lights – Voices from the Arctic

An evening of poetry, performance and film to begin Highlight Arctic, a year-long multi-arts festival from and about the circumpolar North.

To kick off Hightlight Arts’ Highlight Arctic festival we’re hosting an evening of poetry, performance and films from and about the circumpolar North. It’s a chance to learn about the environmental issues the region is facing and to hear from its poets who will perform some of their work.

The Arctic climate is transforming at an alarming rate – with rising temperatures, melting ice and changing ecosystems. Areas that were previously inaccessible are now opening up and bringing changes to the economy and communications. Life for local inhabitants is changing fast.

Following COP22 (7-18 November 2016), Jessie Kleemann, Inuit poet and performance artist, and Niillas Holmberg, Sámi poet, musician, actor and activist will perform work that reflects on the Arctic region and the current global political issues that it is facing.

We’ll also present two films by Arctic-based filmmakers reflecting on the impacts of climate change on Arctic communities and landscapes. We’ll start the evening with a screening of Pitaqangittuq (32 mins) and invite you to stay for a screening of Hollow Earth directly after the performances (23 mins).

Come and be part of our journey to the Arctic.

-> More infromation here. 

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Poetry reading and music performance at Ordaklotten in Tromsø
Oct
7
6:30pm 6:30pm

Poetry reading and music performance at Ordaklotten in Tromsø

18.30 Så den fremmede ikke blir mer fremmed - opplesning og minikonsert.

Niillas Holmberg ( f. 1990) er poet, musiker og skuespiller fra Utsjok i Finland. I 2009 debuterte han som poet med diktsamlingen Dego livččen oaidnán iežan (Som om jeg hadde sett meg selv). I 2013 kom hans andre diktsamling ut, Amas amas amasmuvvat, (Så den fremmede ikke blir mer fremmed, gjendiktet til norsk av Rawdna Carita Eira, 2015.) Den ble hedret med Samerådets litteraturpris i 2014 og nominert til Nordisk råds litteraturpris i 2015.

Våren 2016 ga han ut The way back, en tospråklig utgivelse med nyskrevne dikt gjendiktet til engelsk av Holmberg, Lisa Jokivirta og Clive Boutle.

Studenthuset Driv, Tromsø

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Poetry reading at Ulvik Poesifestival
Sep
10
2:30pm 2:30pm

Poetry reading at Ulvik Poesifestival

Fire av dei mest aktuelle nordiske poetane kjem til Ulvik.

Ruth Lillegraven (Noreg) har fått svært gode kritikkar for dei to diktsamlingane som kom i haust. Niillas Holmberg (samisk, Finland/ Sverige) har mottat mange prisar dei siste åra. Gyrðir Elíasson (Island) og Pia Tafdrup (Danmark) har båe vunne Nordisk råds litteraturpris, og Tafdrup gav i vår ut Lugten af sne. Journalist Jan H. Landro leier samtalen.

Nordisk meistermøte

Laurdag 10. september kl. 14.30

Syse gard

Kr 150 / 100 (student, honnør, venelag)

 

Du kan kjøpa billettar her.

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Partners in Poetry
Jul
16
1:30pm 1:30pm

Partners in Poetry

Poetry reading and discussion at the Riddu Riđđu Festival in Olmmáivággi, Norway.

Mimie Märak, Niillas Holmberg og Sarakka Gaup er unge samiske poeter fra tre forskjellige land og med tre forskjellige tilnærminger til poesi. De har alle tre et brennende engasjement for den samiske kulturen og for miljøvern. Hvilken innvirkning har poesien på dagens samiske samfunn og dens forhold til naturen er blant temaene i samtalen som blir ledet av Máret Anne Sara. Märak gjør poetry slam og spoken word. Hun er også skuespiller. Holmberg er prisbelønt forfatter av to diktsamlinger, musiker og skuespiller. Gaup er skuespiller og poet. Sara er forfatter og kunstner. 

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Poetry reading at Rich Mix, London
May
14
7:00pm 7:00pm

Poetry reading at Rich Mix, London

The first ever European Poetry Night as part of European Literature Festival in 2016

An amazing opportunity to see some of the most exciting contemporary poets from all over Europe, as over 20 poets travel to London to share brand new collaborative poems, premiered on the night and written for the occasion, in pairs, across languages, styles & nations. These are the best and brightest, from Iceland to Turkey, from Ireland to Russia, from France to Slovakia – a unique evening of modern literature which will show the power of 21st century poetry in the literary and avant-garde traditions, and the possibilities of collaboration to bring out that power and form communities of writers. Curated by SJ Fowler.

FREE ENTRANCE 

-> More information / Rich Mix website / RIch Mix on Facebook

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Poetry reading and music in Cornwall
May
12
7:00pm 7:00pm

Poetry reading and music in Cornwall

Sámi poet, musician and environmental activist, Niillas Holmberg, is performing poetry and song and launching his collection of poetry in Sámi and English, The Way Back. With Cornish-language poet Mick Paynter and music from Alison and Merv Davey, Davey and Dyer and the Red River Singers. 

Free, but space is limited so please RSVP info@francisboutle.co.uk

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Poetry reading at The Studios, New Mills
May
9
7:30pm 7:30pm

Poetry reading at The Studios, New Mills

FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY

The acclaimed Sámi poet and musician Niillas Holmberg is visiting New Mills and will be reciting from his latest volume of poetry. He will also be singing and playing guitar performing traditional Sámi Yoiks. 

Born in Finland Niillas currently lives in Sweden and is visiting the UK publicising his new book 'The Way Back' with his publishers Francis Boutle. He has won a number of awards for his poetry and has been invited to perform at the inagural Festival of Indigenous Poetry in Mexico in October.

Places will be limited, so book early! RSVP pamruthcohen@gmail.com

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Poetry reading in Tromsø
Mar
4
8:00pm 8:00pm

Poetry reading in Tromsø

DIKTASALOŊŊA

Small Projects fállá:

Deaivvadeapmi Nirvana johkasuorggis

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Small Projects illuda bovdet du min diktasaloŋŋii ja Niillas Holmberga ođđa diktagirjji almmuhandilálašvuhtii. The Way Back lea guovttegielat – davvisámegielat ja eaŋgasgielat – diktagirji man almmuhii Francis Boutle Publishers (Eaŋlánda).

Dán earenoamáš dilálašvuhtii mii leat bovden maiddái oahpes čálliid lohkat divttaideaset. Diktalohkamiid maŋŋá guoimmuheaba suollemas guossi ja DJ Aikio.

Eahkeda earenoamášvuođa dáhkida maiddái artistajuhkamuš. Niillas ja Trond Arnsten fállaba áidnageardánis vejolašvuođa smáhket ruovttus ráhkaduvvon boskavuola – olbmoborranrássi man galgá juhkat!

Buresboahtin buohkaide.

Dán ii gánnet diktit njalppihit suorpmaid gaskkas!

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POETRY SALON

Small Projects presents:

Rendezvous at the Fork of Nirvana

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Small Projects is very pleased to invite you to our poetry salon and book launch of Niillas Holmberg's much awaited book, The Way Back, bilingually published in Northern Sámi and English by Francis Boutle Publishers (UK).

For this special evening we have also invited friends and fellow writers to read their poetry of choice, followed by a surprise performance and DJ set with the inimitable DJ Aikio.

As for our guest artist cocktail, a collaboration between Niiillas and Trond Arnsten has culminated into a unique, limited edition of home-brewed angelica beer with poetry wrapping each bottle.

All welcome.

This event is not to be missed!

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