Joik (also spelled yoik, luohti, vuolle, leu'dd, or juoiggus) is a traditional songform of the Sami people, a nomadic group indigenous to Scandinavia. Joik shares musicological similarities with North American aboriginal chanting, and religious aspects with Siberian aboriginal groups. Traditionally, joiks sometimes have no lyrics per se, but rather syllabic sounds. Often joiks are personal in nature, meant to describe a person, moment, object, or event acoustically.
This piece is by Sami folk singer Ulla Pirttijärvi of Finland. In this song, she blends traditional joik with a pop sensibility and instruments from many cultures, including the erhu, a spike fiddle sometimes referred to as a “Chinese violin”.
Daniels Joik av Jon Henrik Fjällgren Amazing joik devoted to his friend Daniel that passed away. In sami langauge.
“Do you go with me still, my dear friend, Although I no longer see you? Are you still here on earth, Just as you remain in my heart? I lie there and ponder, Its a deafly soundless around me. The tears break through and falls, In the memories of you.”