Tromsø, Norway

Ánde Somby

Ánde Somby specializes in yoik, the ancient songs and chants of the Sámi people, who are indigenous to northern Scandinavia. He approaches yoik, which is one of the world’s oldest continuous musical traditions, as both a singing technique and a way to think and exist in the world. In addition to performing with other yoik musicians, Somby frequently lectures on the concepts and contemporary applications of the genre. He holds a PhD in Law and is an associate professor in the Faculty of Law at the Arctic University of Norway.