Solju is a musical ensemble that bridges the gap between traditional and modern Sámi culture, featuring the collaborative talents of mother Ulla Pirttijärvi and daughter Hildá Länsman. Their music not only creates a dialogue between these two aspects but also establishes connections with experimental pop music from Europe.
In Solju’s music, the Sámi language and yoik harmoniously merge with new and innovative soundscapes. Solju proudly showcases its Sámi roots, the rich tones, and worlds of northern culture and yoik music. Lively, down-to-earth, vibrant, original, yet also ethereal and evocative are words the creators themselves use to characterize their music.
The songs reflect echoes of traditional lifestyle and mythology from the northern Lapland, at the core of Sámi identity. Solju’s music paints vivid scenes, capturing the vast infinity of boundless wilderness and the tangible intimacy within the captivating circle of campfire light in laavu shelters. The listener is taken on a journey to the northernmost reaches of Europe.
”Radiant Ulla Pirttijärvi and her radiant daughter Hildá Länsman are the driving force behind the next artistry… This is pure magic, dear listeners, so let us all pause and behold.”
– Teppo Vapaus, YleX, New Music Rock Show