TUE 6.8. 16:00 Suõmmkar

Suõmmkar fills the Esplanade Park with sounds from their hometown of Inari in the Skolt Sámi region, presenting contemporary treatments of the Skolt Sámi song tradition leuʹdd in combination with other Skolt Sámi musical styles, such as the quadrille, play songs and lullabies. The group’s second album Peäccam da Paččjokk, to be released in the summer of 2024, draws from the traditional music of old Petsamo and Paatsjoki siidas, the Lapp villages in the Sámi communities. The album’s themes are also related to the family backgrounds of the two Suõmmkar soloists, Anna Lumikivi and Hanna-Maaria Kiprianoff. In the spring of 2024, Lumikivi appeared on The Voice of Finland program as the first singer in the history of the competition to perform in the Skolt Sámi language.

Anna Lumikivi – leu’dd, vocals
Hanna-Maaria Kiprianoff – leu’dd, vocals
Marko Jouste – archaic stringed instruments
Pessi Jouste – violin
Uula Jouste – bass
Elias Nieminen – drums, percussion