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Artist Spotlight: Mari Boine

Learn more about the mesmerizing Sámi vocalist ahead of her performance at the Chan Centre on October 5, 2019.


Read about Mari Boine’s favourite parts of Sámiland, why she declined an invitation to perform at the Olympics in Lillehammer, and how her songwriting process has evolved over time.


Read: Boine discusses Samiland in The Guardian

Read: an interview with The Telegraph

Read: an interview with The Norwegian American

"Tremulous, ethereal, and powerfully intimate, Boine's voice swoops and wheels over a sonic landscape, carrying images of ice floes and reindeer trails, of snowbirds flying over the arctic tundra."

The Telegraph

"The only way forward is to use the wisdom from the old world and find a meeting point with the modern. And that's what I'm trying to do with my music."

Mari Boine


Mari Boine performs “Eagle Brother” at the high altitude music festival Sounds of the Dolomites.


The trailer for Sami Blood, screening September 19, 2019 at 7pm at The Cinematheque.



FILM SCREENING: SÁMI BLOOD | Sep 19 at 7pm, The Cinematheque (1131 Howe St)

The 2017 film Sami Blood follows the story of a 14-year-old Sámi girl coming of age in the Swedish wilderness and provides a visceral look at the devastating effect of colonialism on Indigenous communities. At The Cinematheque (1131 Howe St). $12/$10.


A CONVERSATION WITH MARI BOINE | Oct 4 at 3:30pm, Native Education College (285 East 5th St)

Mari Boine in conversation at Vancouver’s Native Education College. Free to attend, space is limited.


PRE-SHOW TALK WITH SHERYL LIGHTFOOT | Oct 5 at 7:15pm, Royal Bank Cinema

Ahead of Mari Boine’s performance at the Chan Centre, UBC’s Sheryl Lightfoot will discuss the connections between Sámi communities and local Indigenous communities in respect to language revival and political resilience. Free for concert ticket holders, space is limited.


Mari Boine performs at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, Saturday October 5th, 2019 at 8pm. Tickets available here.



Thu Aug 22, 2019