"SÁME JIENA – The Karl Tirén Collection of Sami Joik: The July 1913 Journey" - Various artist

Various artist
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  • artist:Various artist
  • featured artist:Various artists
  • region:Sápmi
  • release year:2019
  • style(s):Folk, Joik
  • country:Sweden
  • formats:Audio File / Digital
  • record posted by:Caprice Records
  • label:Caprice Records
  • publisher:Caprice Records

Second volume of six presenting Sámi joik.

In the fall of 1912, musicologist, stationmaster, artist and violin maker Karl Tirén (1869-1955) was offered the loan of a phonograph and pertaining wax cylinders from the Swedish Museum of Natural History’s ethnographic department, with the instruction of recording Sámi traditional singing (joik), storytelling and other verbal traditions. The apparatus itself was among the marvels of the modern age, and had been purchased in Berlin just a few years prior. Acquiring Sámi objects for the museum’s collection was also part of the ethnographic department’s mission.

In July 1913, Tirén made a collecting journey which he started off by making more phonograph recordings, mostly in Tärnaby in conjunction with a so called Prayer Day. He also chronicled several joiks onto paper by ear.

Artists vol. 2: Jonas Edvard Sjulsson, Anna Magdalena Nilsson Persdotter, Nils Sjulsson Stångberg, Anna Sara Esaiasdotter, Axel Sjulsson, Nils Sjulsson Stångberg, Abraham Tellström, Sjul Sjulsson, Abraham Tellström, Johan Månsson Franzén, Anna Magdalena Oskarsson, Kristina Maria Svensdotter, Anders August Sjulsson, Anna Kristina Olsson, Karl Tirén, Maja Wickbom, Karl-Erik Forsslund, Anna Margareta Fjällström, Johan Månsson Franzén