Intrigue: Heavy Joik

Joik (or yoik) is the traditional Sami form of almost exclusively vocal song. Long pressured by cultural and environmental threats, the Sami culture seems to be going through a revival phase. Joik, too, is being re-invented by a new generation of singers. Intrigue is a Norwegian band that combines heavy rock(!) and joik. Just listen to  Orbina by Intrigue, for example:

Not a combination you’d intuitively make, but, wow, it works!

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