Niko Valkeapää

Niko Valkeapää
Niko Valkeapää
Niko Valkeapää
Niko Valkeapää portrait from ÄÄ album 2012


Saami Americana, arctic acoustic and merry melancholia
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  • country:Norway
  • region:Sápmi
  • style(s):Joik, World
  • label:Duippidit
  • type:Band, Solo, Composer/Songwriter
  • gender:male
  • instrumentation:vocal
  • artist posted by:Musikkprofil Booking & Managment

Line up

  • Georg Buljo (guitars, percussion )
  • Gjermund Silset (bass)
  • Niko Valkeapää (vocals)
  • Per Willy Aaserud (trumpet, keyboards)
  • Tom Rudi Torjussen (drums, percussion)


Norway-based Finnish-Saami singer and songwriter Niko Valkeapaeae, uses his acoustic backdrop and electronica-infused experimental pop stylings as a vehicle for his observations on contemporary urban life. His music has been called both Saami Americana and Arctic Art Rock, but he also brings traditional joik to the stage. He has released five albums, won a Norwegian "Spellemann" (Grammy) and two Norwegian Folk Music Awards Norway and Scandinavia has been hos main marked but he has also played shows in Japan, Russia, USA, Canada, Alaska and Brazil.