When Hildá and Viivi heard each other's music for the first time, an idea was born to combine yoik and accordion. Are the ancient singing form of the Sami, and the accordion, the traditional Finnish instrument from so different worlds that they have not been paired before?
Duo VILDÁ combines mystical yoiks, swinging rhythms and improvisation in a fascinating way. Influenced by contemporary pop music and Finnish folk music, a unique soundtrack is born that will carry the listener to the northern fells, where the winds of the Sámiland blow.
Album has entered the World Music Charts 2019:
World Music Chart Europe: May #19
Celtic Connections, Scotland, UK 2020
Mundial Montreal, Canada 2019
Nordic Folk Alliance, Sweden 2019
Hildá Länsman (Sámiland/ Finland) - vocals, joik, drum
Viivi Maria Saarenkylä (Finland) - accordion, backing vocals