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Aila-duo

Festival 2014
Picture by Linda Tammela

(Picture by Linda Tammela)

This twosome brings their songs in the Aanaar Sámi language. Spoken in het nothernmost part of Finland by only about 350 people. The love for music by Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman brought Heli Aikio an Jessika Lampi together in Aila-duo. For years the two experimented with different instruments often used by Orff, like the xylophone. The combination with local (and even self built) instruments like 5- and 11-stringed kantele and the Sámi drum makes this a very special performance on Liet International.

Naharij kandâ

lyrics: Heli Aikio
composition: Heli Aikio –Jessika Lampi
arrangement: Heli Aikio – Jessika Lampi

Mun nievdim
Mun nievdim
Tust lijjii kuhes vuoptah tuu čoolmij oovdâst
já čapis mááccuh lâi pajalist

Mun nievdim
Čokkájih peevdi alne já keččih čoolmijd
palijdih tuu elimist

Mun nievdim
Mun nievdim
Mun nievdim

Mun nievdim
Tust lâi kiitaar askeest já čalmeh moskod
čuojâttih suolgâi já muččâdávt

Já ko iđedist koccájim
muštám jiem lavluu
mut tuu kale muštim já uáinu-uv
Lijjih perttisâs kandâ
toohih vaiguttâs munjin
já mun lijjim vuobdum já rähistum

Mun nievdim
Mun nievdim
Mun nievdim
Mun nievdim

Naharij kandâ, lijjih naharij kandâ
Naharij kandâ, muu naharij kandâ
Naharij kandâ, lijjih naharij kandâ
Naharij kandâ, muu naharij kandâ

The boy of the dreams

lyrics: Heli Aikio
composition: Heli Aikio –Jessika Lampi
arrangement: Heli Aikio – Jessika Lampi

I had a dream

I had a dream
You had a long hair in front of your eyes
and black sámidress on you

I had a dream
You were sitting on the table
tattling of your life

I had a dream
I had a dream
I had a dream

I had a dream
You had the guitar in your lap and eyes closed
You were playing quietly and beautifully

And when I woke up in the morning
I didn´t remember the song
But I remembered you and your look
You were a sweet boy
you impressed me
And I was sold and in love

I had a dream
I had a dream
I had a dream
I had a dream

The boy of the dreams
You were the boy of the dreams
The boy of the dreams
My boy of the dreams

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