Ailu Valle & Aleksi Niittyvuopio

Ailu Valle & Aleksi Niittyvuopio

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Finnish Sami Rapper & Sami Juggler

Ailu Valle is a rap artist from Anár, Finnish side of Sápmi, who raps in Northern Sámi, Finnish and English. He has released three solo albums in Northern Sámi, “Dušši dušše duššat” (2012), “7” (2015) and “Viidon sieiddit” (2019). Valle won the Finnish State Culture Prize in 2019, granted by Taike and the Best Songwriter/ Composer prize of the year, granted by Sámi Music Awards and TONO Norway in 2020. Aleksi Niittyvuopio is a Sámi juggler who currently lives in Tampere in southern Finland. Aleksi does his art on the terms of the juggling technique. He is sensitive with the character of the objects he uses. In his art he cherishes minimalism and order.