• 23rd November 2015

    With legends

    Elle Márjá Eira made a joik under Ice Station Vadsø with some legendary musicians.


Uncompromising artist from Sápmi, North of Norway

Enormous stage presence

Elle Márjá Eira has a voice that cuts through the heart. She makes the public get inclined to laugh, cry and get angry at the same time. Yoik, which is the Sami way of singing, shows all the emotions. Her yoiks tells stories about people, places, water, mountains and animals.

Elle Márjá and her musicians are from northern Norway. She grew up in a reindeer herding family, and retrieves inspiration from her childhood and living in the north.  The band has already achieved a lot of recommendations despite the fact that they have not released their first album yet. The album releases in 2016.

Political and poetic

Elle Márjá is also a film producer who likes to visualize the lyrics, which are in the Sami language, through music, film, sound landscapes and acting on stage.

She plays with genres, her roots in the Sami storytelling, and mixes it with a modern sound. She is  passionate about the Sami language and joik. She enthrall the audiences with her honest scene preformance and audiovisual performance. The lone dark period, from biting cold, until the sun illuminates the vast boundless tundra.

International artist

Elle Márjá has a large experience as a stage artist, she and her band has received excellent reviews for their live performances. They have performed in Brazil, Guatemala, Germany, Canada, Switzerland, Russia and Finland. Including festivals and events like Riddu Riđđu festival, Festpillene i Nord-Norge, SALT, Bodø Jazz open, The Rainforest Foundation, Planet indigenUS, Varangerfestivalen, Nasjonal kunstfestival in Norway.




Elle Márjá and her musicians is working on their debut album at the moment.


Šálbmi (Eye of the needle)

Guođohit - To herd


Mu várri (my mountain)


Giehka (Cuckoo)

Iđitsilba (Trailer)

A short film by Elle Márjá Eira

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Morten Pettersen – guitar and vocal
Jakop Janssønn – drums and electronic
Eirik Fjelde – synth
Karl Rune Rubach – bass and vocal


Holger Hansen, Lydteamet


Ken Are Bongo – Davás Film

Earlier concerts and performances

The year 2013 NN+ artist. As a artist she has made appearances and concerts including for Riddu Riđđu festival, Regnskogfondet, Yoiked for His Majesty King Harald, Dertour Academy 2014, SALT, Festspillene i Nord-Norge, Sommerdagan i Meløy, Varangerfestivalen, Nordlandskonferansen, Finnmark race in Alta, for Prince and Princess of Monaco in conjunction with the Climate Conference in Kautokeino, World Indiginous Broadcasting Conference in Kautokeino and the World Table TV with Art Smith, Ice Adventure in Kautokeino, National Arts Festival in Hammerfest, Sørøyrocken, Chess World cup opening in 2013 in Tromsø, Northern Norwegian Art Museum, Márkomeannu festival, Easter festival in Kautokeino, Aronnesrocken, Ruk`u`x, 30th anniversary of Norway’s support to indigenous peoples in Brazil, Prix Jeunesse, Vozduh open air festival in Russia and Skiippagurra festival.

Now recently, she wrote the song “Váibmoláđis” for the documentary “Familiebildet” by Yvonne Thomassen which premiered during the Tromsø International Filmfestival 2013.