hear the song of ice and snow
spirit of the wind
whisper the slow rise of mountains
sweep far below into the earth’s drumming fire
let us dance the ancient northern starlit night
“sing of the earth”
© P.A. Kynda Palazy.
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Today’s travels along the International Folk Music route brings us to Sápmi, the land of the Sami, which you might know as Lapland. Chèvrefeuille shares a wealth of information about this fascinating people and their history.
I’m particularly stirred by the purity of this music; the power of song-chant, known as Yoik moves me deeply. Yoki is often a singular voice, or a group, traditionally accompanied only by a hand drum and flute. These song-chants are often dedicated to the earth and aspects of the elements (fire, water, air, earth, metal).