NRK TV 10.11.2018: “Muitte Mu – Husk Meg”

 

 

 

LET THE MUSIC GUIDE YOU

Music & Lyrics: Alexander Rybak

Arrangement: Alexander Rybak, Svein Schultz and Erik Håkon Halvorsen

Musicians:
Jan Ole Kristensen: Guitar, Ole Morten Sommer: Drums, Jørun Bøgeberg: Bass, Erik Håkon Halvorsen: Keyboard
Inger Johanne Oskal and Mette Irene Hætta: Backing Vocals
Guovdageainnu Nuorra Jienat: Childrens Choir.

LINKS TO DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF THE SONG

 

LYRICS

There was a little boy standing
with his little boy tears
and a broken heart.
The other kids said
“You don’t belong with us,
just stay away!”

He was crying all day long.
His whole world felt so wrong,
when somewhere from the mountain
he heard a friendly song:

(joik)
Ey-oh-loa, ey-oh-loa
Lift your heart, rise above,
and let the music guide you.
Ey-oh-loa, ey-oh-loa.
Spread your wings, shine your light
and let the music guide you.

The old man stood by the lonely tree
one rainy day.
The same place where they together
used to laugh and play.

Now with nobody else around,
there was no hope to be found.
When suddenly the tree would whisper
a familiar sound:

(Chorus)

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“Muitte Mu – Remember Me!” 

 

Joik is a Sami songtradition and it belongs to the oldest folkmusic-traditions in Europe. 

In Norway, the program ’Muitte Mu – Remember Me!’, aired in primetime Saturday evening,  has made the beautiful and unique Joik, known and popular among the public 

In “Muitte Mu”, six established Norwegian musicians, learn the tradition of composing and performing a Joik – and it is much harder, than it sounds. Certain techniques are required- and the musicians have only 3 days to learn the skills, with a Sami Joik-singer as mentor.

Alexander Rybak experienced bullying and exclusion when he moved to Norway as a child. He wishes to use Sami Joik, to encourage all those, who feel outside and invisible. 
Joik-teacher Frode Fjellheim, uses many interesting tools, to teach Alexander, how to find the Joik within himself. 

 

CLICK ON THE PICTURE BELOW, TO WATCH THE FULL EPISODE OF “MUITTE MU” WITH ALEXANDER RYBAK

 

 

Photos by NRK/Johan Mathis Gaup

 

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