BY NORSE signs iconic Norwegian Sámi artist Mari Boine
Mari Boine states: “I’m honoured to join the By Norse family. I feel closely related to artists like Wardruna. Our music shares a similar path. We all take with us the best from our heritage, and mix it with modern elements.”
Einar Selvik comments: "Mari Boine has been one of my absolute favorite musicians for the better part of my life now and a huge inspiration in my own work with Wardruna throughout the years. It is therefore such an honor and joy for me to welcome her to By Norse Music, both personally and professionally. Our initial vision of this label was to present a broad spectre of Nordic culture and artists and having the Sámi indigenous culture well represented has always been part of that vision. Mari is a world-renowned award-winning musician. A pioneer, a legend and an important voice of the Sámi culture and traditions. Being part of her journey onwards is a privilege! If you are not familiar with her work, you will have an amazing surprise coming your way."
Ivar Bjørnson adds: "For me, Mari Boine is one of the greatest artists coming out of Norway. She is a unique musician, a carrier of Sámi traditions and for decades she has been at the forefront of the World Music movement. To be working with her is nothing short of an honour, and an inspiration."