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The Yoik Heard All Around Europe: Mattis Hætta Passes Away at Age 63

What started as a national final entry about Sami protests against a dam project turned into the yoik that was heard all around Europe. And the man who brought that unexpected international attention to his people’s cause, and to the Sami people of Northern Europe in general, Mattis Hætta, passed away this past weekend at the age of 63 due …

Sverre Kjelsberg dies aged 69

Sverre Kjelsberg (left), one half of the duo which represented Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 1980, has died at the age of 69 from a currently unknown cause of death, having previously recovered from cancer. Kjelsberg sang the Norwegian 1980 entry “Sámiid Ædnan”, a song about the Sami population of Norway, alongside Mattis Hætta where the duo finished 16th …

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