Line up

  • Hildá Länsman (vocals, joik, drum)
  • Viivi Maria Saarenkylä (accordion, backing vocals)


Vildá Wins Music Moves Europe Talent Award 2021!

Showcase artist at the Womex 2019 Opening concert Arctic Fire.

When Hildá and Viivi heard each other's music for the first time, an idea was born to combine yoik and accordion. Are the ancient singing form of the Sami, and the accordion, the traditional Finnish instrument from so different worlds that they have not been paired before? Duo VILDÁ combines mystical yoiks, swinging rhythms and improvisation in a fascinating way. In uenced by contemporary pop music and Finnish folk music, a unique soundtrack is born that will carry the listener to the northern fells, where the winds of the Sámiland blow.


WINNER - Music Moves Europe Talent Awards 2021
AWARD: Montreal Independent Film Festival, (Feb/March 2021), Utsjoki-disko, directed by Kim Saarinen
AWARD: Music Video Underground Festival (March 2021), Best Band Video Utsjoki-disko, directed by Kim Saarinen
NOMINATION - Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Awards 2021, Canada - The International Indigenous Artist-group Recording of the Year

Songlines, The 50 Greatest World Music Albums of the Last 5 Years, Vildaluodda/ Wildprint #17
NOMINATION: The Finnish Music Publishers Association, genre-free category
NOMINATION: Newcomer of the Year, Finnish Ethnogala 2020
NOMINATION: Best Young Artist, Sami Music Awards, Norway, Hildá Länsman

Songlines Best Albums 2019
NOMINATION: Årets låt i Sápmi - Year's song in Sápmi 2019, Sameradion & SVT Sápmi, Sweden: Utsjoki-disko
NOMINATION: The German Record Critics' Award - Longlist 3, 2019, Folk and Singer Songwriter and Weltmusik - Vildaluodda/ Wildprint