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Ánde Somby has been an active musician since 1976 and has performed for royalty, heads of state and even at the funeral of Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren. His many animal yoiks are inspired by the idea of transformation in the pre-Christian Sami religion - how a person could transform into an animal and back into a human.
His yoiks are deeply rooted in the joik tradition of mountain Sami from Øst-Finnmark and the Sami from Tanadalen. He recently issues the LP Yoiking With The Winged Ones on the label Ash International, with recordings Chris Watson.