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As Long as the World Shall Stand: Analyzing Jonas Eriksson Steggo's yoik to the Pite River
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies. (Arcum)
2011 (English)In: Yoik: Aspects of Performing, Collecting, Interpreting / [ed] Dan Lundberg & Gunnar Ternhag, Stockholm: Svenskt visarkiv , 2011, 1, 77-86 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Pite River is a free-flowing water, from the Norwegian border to the Gulf of Bothnia. The River is about 400 km long with a water flow of 160 cubic metres per second. Known for the general public for its waterfalls, streams and good conditions for fishing. For the general public this area is empty, but it attracts a lot of tourists during the summer months, the tourists visits places like Storforsen and Trollforsens rapids. But for the indigenous peoples, the Sami, who have used the area since the dawn of time, the river is a friend that you need to take care of and always respect. Because the Pite River gives life, and it takes life. Every person who reaches the river banks has to be reminded of this.One way of remembering the rivers wilderness is to have stories and songs about it. We find several stories and songs to the river. Among yoikers like Jonas Eriksson Steggo, Jonas Edvard Steggo and Margareta Bengtsson, they sang stories on how to act when you use the natural resources of the river. Unfortunately you can’t find such skilled yoikers today in this area. I will guide you on a journey from the reindeer grazing areas in Norway, over the mountain Sulidälbma, follow the river down to the gulf. The yoiking and the stories from Arjeplog will be the pathfinders to find the soul of the river, the land and its people.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Svenskt visarkiv , 2011, 1. 77-86 p.
Series
Skrifter utgivna av Svenskt visarkiv, ISSN 0081 9840 ; 30
Keyword [sv]
yoik, performance
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Musicology Ethnology
Research subject
Finno-Ugric Languages; Ethnology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-44192ISBN: 978-91-977013-9-6 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-44192DiVA: diva2:419044
Available from: 2011-05-25 Created: 2011-05-25 Last updated: 2017-05-04Bibliographically approved

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