Sofia Jannok of Gällivare, Sweden, graced nature and the Tällberg Forum 2007 with her voicing of “The Yoik of the Wind".
The yoik is a unique form of cultural expression for the Sami people in the North of Sweden. The songs are not merely descriptive, but yearn to capture the subject in its living sense. It is not about something, it is that something. It does not begin and it does not end. Like the wind.
Sofia has been performing since she was 11. She enjoys blending influences from jazz, pop and yoik and describes her own music as “dancing somewhere between the mystic of the northern light and the warmth of the comforting fire. I am inspired by the vastness of the land, the people and the meetings between these elements.”