Johan Anders Bær, from Karasjok and Magerøya in Northern Norway, is solidly in the classical Sami yoik singing tradition. He is a master in the art of maintaining the sound and soul of traditional yoik while blending it with new music forms and styles. In his new CD, Verdde / Guest Friend, Bær turns up with a compact combo of musicians who are the carriers of the best traditions in meetings with other music cultures. These are new compositions of traditional yoik in modern style.
Dat Music 2009