Auļi film a videoclip behind the Arctic Circle and announce next guest artist – joiker Kai Somby

The bagpipes and drums group “Auļi” announce their next guest artist for the Latvian concert tour “Ancestor`s Voices” in September 2019.
“Ancestor`s Voices” is the new concert programme by the bagpipes and drums group Auļi in co-operation with musicians from different parts of the world. Auļi have traveled the world to meet singers who represent ancient and untypical singing traditions and techniques. Main emphasis is on strong male voices that are characteristic to a particular region. The compositions merge the singing from different geographic regions with the strong instrumental music of Auļi that is based in the Latvian tradition.

As first guest artist the throat singer from Mongolia Batzorig Vaanchig
was announced. The second starring artist is the Sami joiker Kai Somby. In co-operation with Kai Somby a number of songs have been recorded. In winter 2019 Auļi traveled behind the Arctic Circle to record a videoclip for the song ORBINA. During the filming temperatures dropped at times below
– 30 ֯C. The film crew was also lucky to catch the aurora borealis, as well as meet some friendly reindeer.

The joiker Kai Somby explains the special Sami way of joiking and why it is still not allowed to joik in churches.

The next guest artists will be announced soon.

“We have gotten to know a couple of representatives of ancient singing traditions, and we have researched the way these voices sound together with bagpipes and drums as well as with Latvian traditional melodies. We invite you to gallop with us on this exciting and colourful journey!”

11.09.2019 VEF kultūras pils, Rīga

12.09.2019 Jelgavas kultūras nams, Jelgava

13.09.2019 Liepājas koncertzāle LIELAIS DZINTARS, Liepāja

14.09.2019 Valmieras Kultūras centrā, Valmiera

15.09.2019 Latgales vēstniecība GORS, Rēzekne

Tickets to the concerts are available here: