Niillas Holmberg

 

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Niillas Holmberg is an award-winning Sámi poet, musician, actor and activist from Ohcejohka (Utsjoki), Finland.

He has published five books of poetry and has been translated into more than ten languages. As a musician he works as a vocalist, guitarist, composer and lyricist. He performs with four bands: arctic folk music with Niillas Holmberg & Roope Mäenpää and Niillas Holmberg Kvarteahtta, world music with Nordic Namgar and electronic music with YLVA. All bands work and perform internationally. Niillas has also worked as an actor on theatre and TV.

 

 

 

 

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