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Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies
London, United Kingdom
An introductory three day course with Merlyn Driver
Starts 20 June 2018 at 6.30 PM
Finishes: 22 June 2018 at 8:30 PM
Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: B104
Dates: Wednesday 20th – Friday 22nd June, 6.30-8.30pm
Course Fee: £85 (Concessions £75)
The Sámi people live across the borders of northern Scandinavia, Finland, and throughout the Kola Peninsula of north-western Russia. Joik is their characteristic vocal tradition, consisting of units of sound that have traditionally been used to invoke a person, animal, place, or experience. Formerly practiced by Sámi shamans in order to facilitate communication with the spirit world, traditional joik continues to engage with the sacred on an essential level; one does not joik ‘about’ something; one simply ‘joiks it’. On this two-part course, Merlyn Driver takes you on a journey through joik, encompassing both its key musical and philosophical components.
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