Thursday 23 Nov // 21:00

SOFIA JANNOK CHINA TOUR – BEIJING

 “Sofia Jannok has a feeling for snow and sand.” –The National

 “A voice as clear as the Nordic air” –Crepuscule Culture

 

Sofia Jannok, born and raised in Sapmi, is a twice-Grammy-nominated artist from Sweden. Her music contains beats, power yoiks, pop tunes and innovative vastness. Her voice carries dynamic landscapes and no matter whether the lyrics are in English, Swedish, or Sami Sofia Jannok embraces each sounds with every album and distinctly reveals her message through music.

“Here borders are to be crossed

Here opposites come together, equally worthy of existing.

Here the contrast rises, showing the beauty.

Here the conflicts begin, if I fight the divisions.

Here the yearning finds peace, with one foot on either side.

Here the storm gets its power.

I am this storm, born and raised on the tree line. The emotions, reflections, and debates I come across are found on, about and because of the tree line.

I am the snow grouse hard to trace, spreading my wings over the border with no effort at all. The hunter shoots me down again and again – still I am here. We all are.

I am the snow lioness, fighting the norm that wants to erase my everything and create only one landscape, in a world where there are multiple.

I am the power yoik in the front line of nature protecting herself for future generations.

To all my indigenous relatives around our mother – may we never be silent.

I am the crooked birch tree, adapting to the climate by my stubborn love to life at the edge of the tundra.

For the unbreakable sinews of kin, I continue to sing.

For my future sisters, I raise my voice to the misters.

Kings and queens, cities and tress, mountains and seas.

All that is in between.

This is my land.

SKAP Music Prize 2008

Prince Eugen’s Cultural Prize, 2009

Twice Grammy nominated in Sweden (Grammis, 2010, 2014)

Artist of the year, World Music Award, Sweden 2014

Twice nominated for independent music labels’ prize Manifest (2014. 2017)

Best Music Video, Imagine Native film festival, Toronto, 2016. (We Are Still Here)

Tickets online:https://yoopay.cn/event/ygys20171123

 

  • Start: 21:00
  • Tickets: Rmb 150 (door) / 120 (presale | on a first-come-first-serve-basis)