VAJAS - Sparrow of the Wind





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Published on Oct 20, 2006

Read an English translation in this description and find Vajas at

Update: Ánde Somby of Vajas performed "The Yoik Of The Wolf" in the funeral for the former manager of The Sex Pistols, Malcolm McLaren, in April of 2010. Read a (badly) translated page from a Norwegian paper here:

This is the lyrics to "Sparrow of the Wind" in English:

Wind Gossip
Gossip Winds
Wind Gossip

Me the Storm Sparrow
I am the Sparrow
The Sparrow among sparrows

Silence knocking
Knocking Silence
Silence knocking

Me the Eagle of Silence
I am the Eagle
The Eagle among eagles

Calm Needed
Needed Calm
Calm Needed

Me the Whirlpool of Calmness
I am the Whirlpool
The Whirlpool among whirlpools

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The exotic Sami/Norwegian group Vajas performing Sparrow of the Wind at The Park Theatre (Parkteatret), Oslo, Norway. "Sparrow of the Wind" is sung in the old native Sámi language. You can read more about that language here:

Singer, poet and also Juris Doctor Ànde Somby has a Ph.D. in law and he really is a both an academic and a "free natural yoik'er" of Sami origin. Doctor Somby also has a LOT of humor, I can assure you. The Sámi people use music in a much more free spirited way than in most other traditions. Counting bars really do not mean that much to them. The "bow-wow-wow" thing is like "humming" in his native language :-)

Keep playing "Sparrow of the Wind". You can buy the album "Sacred Stone" on the Internet (also on ITunes) and my qualified guess is that you will enjoy the whole album for whatever reason.

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Ánde Somby; Sami yoik (joik) and vocals
Kristin Mellem: Violin and vocals
Nils Johansen: Guitars and keyboards

Visit Vajas:

Watch the video for Vajas' song "Star Girl" here:

Watch Vajas' singer Ànde Somby a capella:

HDV camera: Enok Karlsen and Erik Meyn
HD stills: Enok Karlsen
Editing: Erik Meyn
Location: Parkteatret, Oslo, Norway, 2006
Copyright: Vaj AS, Tromsoe, Norway


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