By Norse is proud to present the first new single of Mari Boine's new album, Amame, which the Sámi–Norwegian musician and activist recorded together with acclaimed jazz pianist Bugge Wesseltoft.
The song “Eadnán bákti” (translated: To Woman) is premiering now in the form of a music video on the By Norse Youtube Channel here: https://youtu.be/0Av_HhdJGLQ. The single is available on all digital streaming platforms here: https://bfan.link/mb-eadnan-bakti.
Amame (translated: So We Don’t) will be released on September 29, 2023. The album is now available for pre-ordering here: BY NORSE MARI BOINE
Pre-save the album here.
Mari Boine states: "Eadnán bákti" celebrates the feminine in all of us, in all of nature. In the beginning, this song only had a melody and these lines: “Trust that you are a flower and fly, you are also a bird.” I remember singing it over and over for myself and loved the feeling it filled me with. It felt like pure medicine.
But the song needed more lyrics so I turned to Kerttu Vuolab. She had composed many beautiful texts. Several of our best writers come from the Deatnu/Tana area in Sápmi. Kerttu and many from that area were lucky enough to grow up with a rich storytelling tradition. Grandparents, mothers, and fathers, uncles and aunts who passed on the old stories from generation to generation.
Storytelling is the source of knowledge, wisdom, and survival for our people. And I am so grateful that this tradition is still alive.”