2000-Year-Old Music Revived

The oldest music in Europe is being revived up in the Arctic circle. It is the “song of the Sami, the aboriginal people of arctic Scandinavia – and the oldest extant music tradition in Europe, dating back more than 2,000 years. The yoik has been alternately banned and suppressed for centuries. It is a sound now being revived by a group called Adjagas, itself a Sami word that denotes the mental state between sleeping and waking.”