Mari Boine

Thursday June 28 @ 7:00pm



Mari Boine- Vocals
Aleksander Kostopoulus- Drums
Benjamin Mork- Keyboards

Imagine the ice and snow of the Arctic landscape, the bitter cold of the Northern wind, the hint of compelling blue under a crystallized lake. Close your eyes. Then listen. Really listen. You’ll feel a voice before you even hear it. It’s like none other. It’s a voice that brings the landscape alive with a mesmerizing purity; a voice that represents a thousand years of ancestral connection to an unyielding frozen space. This is Mari Boine.

Musician. Songwriter. Singer. A genre-bending trailblazer with a taste for jazz, folk, rock and world. An artist whose music is inspired by and infused with her Sámi roots. A woman who knows who she is, where she’s come from and what she stands for. A music icon who has inspired indigenous artists the world over, Mari Boine has been a dedicated artist for the Sámi people of Norway for many years.

To celebrate the circum polar region of our world, the Festival has invited Canadian and international Northern musicians to share their own musical signatures and to collaborate with other Northern musical artists. Tanya Tagaq and Norway’s Mari Boine will perform together at the Festival, for the very first time, Wednesday June 27 7:30pm, Tartan Homes Stage at Lisgar Field in the Play North Series presented by OLG.