Joined by Sámi artists, Dash Arts will explore contemporary Sámi culture on 23 May, to build awareness of Sámi first nation culture across different Nordic countries, and its role in the cultural and environmental landscapes of today.
Finnish Sámi musician Hildá Länsman from Utsjoki and musician & Helsinki-based sound designer Tuomas Norvio create ethereal soundscapes over thick and sampled electronic beats. They are joined by academic and writer Neil Kent (author of The Sámi Peoples of the North) and multi-instrumentalist Jouna Länsman for an evening of conversation, art and performance.
The Finnish Institute in London has supported this event with TelepART Mobility grant.
Since May 2010, Dash Arts have hosted monthly free Dash Cafés featuring live music, film, performance, readings and discussion at venues across London. Dash Arts makes new theatre, music, art and dance with international artists that challenge the way we see the world.
Dash Café: Sámi – First Nation Culture in Northern Europe. Address: Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA. 23 May 2018 at 7.30PM. Free admission.