Day 1 - Fri Apr 22

7:00pm

aabaakwad Opening


Conservatorio di Musica Benedetto Marcello di Venezia

Campiello Pisani, 1910, 30124, Venezia

Event Type:

On-site

hosted by Sami Parliament 
a night of music, performance and talks
MC- Wanda Nanibush

Welcoming/Greeting – Sami Parliament
Sami Pathfinders
AGO Director Stephan Jost
aabaakwad founder and director Wanda Nanibush

Keynote Conversation: The Sami Pavillion
Máret Ánne Sara, Anders Sunna, Pauliina Feodoroff, Asta M. Balto; Káren E. M. Utsi; Ánde Somby.

Emil Kárlsen, Hildá Länsman, and Lávre

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Kulleh Comrades
Laura Ortman
Jeremy Dutcher

About the Artists

Máret Ánne Sara
Máret Ánne Sara
Maret Anne Sara (b. 1983) is a Northern Sami artist and author from Guovdageaidnu in the Norwegian part of Sapmi. Sara is a founding member of the Daiddadallu Artist Collective in Guovdageaidnu and is part of a new generation of Sami artists who work to maintain and improve the rights of the Sami communities. She is... Read more
Anders Sunna
Anders Sunna
Anders Sunna (b. 1985) is a Northern Sami artist from a reindeer herding family inKieksiaisvaara, in the Swedish part of Sapmi. Sunna’s politically charged artworks narrate thehistory of the violence and oppression against the Sami people and very specifically address his family’s five-decade long struggle for their right and acknowledgement to be forest reindeerherders. Due to... Read more
Pauliina Feodoroff
Pauliina Feodoroff
Pauliina Feodoroff (born 1977 in Inari, Finland) is a Finnish Skolt Sámi film director, theater director, screenwriter, and Sápmi advocate. Brought up in a reindeer family, Mrs. Feodoroff was immersed in the traditional Skolt Sámi society and culture and was involved as its representative to attempt solving land and water right issues. Moving on to study art and theatre in Helsinki, she directed... Read more
Emil Kárlsen
Emil Kárlsen
Emil Kárlsen, from Omasvuotna in the far north of Norway, writes music and sings in the indigenous Sámi language, but with a sound you have not heard from the Sámi homeland before: a modern band foundation with melodic vocals and poetic lyrics weaved in with classical strings and whirling sonic universes.  Though only 23 years old,... Read more
Hildá Länsman
Hildá Länsman
Hildá Länsman is joik-singer and songwriter from Utsjoki, the northernmost municipality of Finland. Having grown up with the ancient traditions of reindeer husbandry, handicraft (duodji) and luohti (yoik), she connects her background with contemporary world music and academic studies in the Global Music programme at Sibelius Academy. Hildá has performed widely both in Finland and internationally... Read more
Lávre
Lávre
Lávre Johan Eira is a young indigenous artist and musician from the Sámi village of Guovdageaidnu in the Norwegian side of Sápmi. His musical expression is strongly grounded in the Sámi vocal tradition of joik, yet at the same time universal and innovative. The guitar and a variety of fun effects create an atmospheric soundscape which... Read more
Kulleh Comrades
Kulleh Comrades
KuKulleh Comrades is a music ensemble project of the natives, lead by Kulleh Grasi. The exclusively formed Comrades for Aabakwaad -Venice Biennial, Italy 2022, brings forward experimental musical from the Borneo island, with a blended taste of Malaysia. The Comrades offer their compositions of folk songs, poetry and harmonized 'Nusantara' ballads.Kulleh Grasi is a multi/cross-disciplined artist.... Read more
Laura Ortman
Laura Ortman
Laura Ortman is a White Mountain Apache musician from Whiteriver, Arizona who lives in Brooklyn, New York City. She bridges the gap between music and fine art, which can be seen from her inclusion in fine art exhibitions such as the Whitney Biennial. Read more
Jeremy Dutcher
Jeremy Dutcher
Performer, composer, activist, musicologist - these roles are all infused into Jeremy Dutcher's art. His music, too, transcends boundaries: unapologetically playful in its incorporation of classical influences, full of reverence for the traditional songs of his home, and teeming with the urgency of modern-day struggles of resistance. A member of Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick,... Read more