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Niillas Holmberg and Roope Mäenpää gig (FI), Petra Németh reading

Two in one: poetry reading (7 pm) and live concert (8 pm)! Petra Németh will present poems by famous Sami artists Rauni Magga Lukkari and Inger-Mari Aikio then two great young musicians will perform Arctic folk music in Northern Sámi language from Finland live! Admission free, registration required. 

Rauni Magga Lukkari, Inger-Mari Aikio: Örökanyák – Világlányok. Számi versek.

Rauni Magga Lukkari and Inger-Mari Aikio belong to the most well-known and productive contemporary Sami artists. They represent two different generations, however, their poems powerfully make the voice of the contemporary Sami women heard. The topics of their poems range from male and female relations, family relationships throughout different generations, to going through war or culture shock. The experiences of the volume are uniquely Sami and very human at the same time.  

The poems were translated into Hungarian by Johanna Domokos and Petra Németh.

Niillas Holmberg and Roope Mäenpää (FI)

The duo Niillas Holmberg & Roope Mäenpää perform Arctic folk music in Northern Sámi language. In the duo´s music one cannot only recognize the bare beauty of nature in Sápmi, but can also find reference to Sámi philosophy and beliefs, as well as to the Western people’s never ending need for ownership.

Niillas Holmberg is a Sámi poet, musician, actor and activist whose books and poetry have been translated into more than ten languages. Despite of his young age, Holmberg has gained notable international recognition. He has even been compared to legendary Sámi artist, Nils-Aslak Valkeapää. In 2016 Niillas Holmberg was awarded the Sámi of the Year Award in Finland for his work in music, literature, languages and Sámi rights.

The duo’s first album, Manin guottán girjji fárus (Why I Carry the Book) was released in 2011 and their second album, Assimilašuvdna blues (Assimilation Blues) came out in 2014.


Niillas Holmberg - guitar, vocals

Roope Mäenpää - cello, keybord

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