Vassvik comes from Gamvik, a coastal village in Norway 4000 kms away from Méra, the northernmost point in Europe accessible on land. The barren environment proved resilient against assimilatory efforts, elements of ancient sami culture live on to this day. Vassvik creates an inspired mix of ancient and new; a contemporary soundscape coupled with natural instruments and yoik: arguably the oldest continuous musical form in Europe. Through Vassvik’s music nature and the world of our European ancestrors come to life, don’t miss the magic at Méra World Music.
Torgeir Vassvik – Joik, guitar, frame drum, igil, birbyné, munnharpe, electronics
Hans P. Kjorstad – Violin
Audun Strype – Sound design