Sofia Jannok

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Sofia Jannok
Sofia Jannok performing at a National Day of Sweden event in 2017
Sofia Jannok performing at a National Day of Sweden event in 2017
Background information
Birth nameSofia Jannok
Born (1982-09-15) 15 September 1982 (age 39)

Brita Maret "Sofia" Jannok (born 15 September 1982) is a Swedish Sami artist, singer, songwriter and radio host. Several times, she has publicly taken a stance in social media against the establishment of mines on land used by Sami reindeer herders. Together with Mariela Idivuoma, she was hostess of the Liet-Lávlut music festival in 2006. She has also hosted the program "Mailbmi – small people great music" on Swedish Radio P2, and the Sámi children's program Unna Junná for Yle. Her music is inspired from diverse musical influences, like folk, pop, jazz and yoik. She sings mostly in Northern Sami, but also sings and writes lyrics in Swedish and English as well.

Sofia previously performed with in the duo "Sophia and Anna". She performed in Melodifestivalen 2009 with the song Waterloo in Sámi ("Čáhcceloo"). On 30 June 2009 she was one of the summer guest hosts on Swedish Radio P1. The day after, 1 July, she participated in SVT's program from Skansen in Stockholm for the inauguration of the Swedish Presidency of the EU. At the opening meeting in the Parliament House in Stockholm on 15 September 2009, she performed "Samelands vidder".

From 23 to 30 May 2010 Jannok performed in various bars and clubs in Shanghai and Beijing, China. From 4 to 5 June 2010 she attended the in Cardiff.[1]

During an inauguration of the Culture year in Umeå 2014[2] (Sami late winter) Sofia conducted a call of anti-racism with Cleo and Kristin Amparo before the performance of the song "Faller en, faller alla". On stage at the same time was also a group of left-wing anti-fascist activists wearing ski masks with the message "Free Joel" printed on their shirts, which alludes to the activist who was arrested and convicted for attempted manslaughter and rioting[3][4] because of the , when a group of Neo-Nazis attacked a left-wing anti-racism demonstration.[5][6][7]

Sofia performed at the first Sápmi Pride festival which took place in Kiruna in 2014 and was attended by 300 people.[8]


In 2014, Jannok received the Áillohaš Music Award, a Sámi music award conferred by the municipality of Kautokeino and the to honor the significant contributions the recipient or recipients has made to the diverse world of Sámi music.[9][10][11][12]

The same year she was nominated for a Swedish Grammy for Áhpi (Wide as Oceans).[13]



Year Album Peak positions
2007 White / Čeaskat  –
2008 By the Embers / Áššogáttis 16
2013 Áhpi (Wide as Oceans) 27
2016 ORDA – This is my land

Other appearances[]

  • 2000: Dál juovlla čuovggaid cahkkehit (Sami Christmas CD)
  • 2007: Ima ipmašat (children's CD, DAT)
  • 2007: Buoremus ájgge (children's CD, Mandy Senger & Sara Aira Fjällström)
  • 2000: *TV-musik ur dokumentärserien Samerna (Scandinavian Songs)
  • 2000: Great North (soundtrack, TVA International inc.)


  • 2000: "Čalmmit" (as part of Sofia och Anna)
  • 2004: "Liekkas clubmix" (promotional single, Publishment)

Music competitions[]

In popular culture[]

Episode 5: Just Decide of Threshold Podcast Season Two featured the song "We are Still Here" from Jannok's album ORDA – This is My Land.[15]


  1. ^ Elmo. "Talvatisfestivalen 2010". Archived from the original on June 4, 2014.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 1, 2014. Retrieved May 11, 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Vänsterextremist döms för dråpförsök på nazist". 29 April 2014. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2014-05-11.
  4. ^ "Vänsteraktivister bakom många våldsdåd". Archived from the original on 2016-08-01. Retrieved 2014-05-11.
  5. ^ Cleo, Kristin och Sofia Jannok i Umeå tillsammans med Free Joel-aktivister på scen. March 2, 2014. Archived from the original on 2021-12-21 – via YouTube.
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ "Hiphop och jojk invigde vårvintern". Mynewsdesk. Archived from the original on 2016-04-03. Retrieved 2014-05-11.
  8. ^ "Världens första Sápmi Pride – bilder! – QX". Archived from the original on October 8, 2018. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  9. ^ Skancke-Knutsen, Arvid (March 28, 2011). "Mari Boine jubilerer" (in Norwegian Bokmål). Retrieved August 7, 2021.
  10. ^ Hætta, Wenche Marie (29 March 2007). "Hvem-Hva-Når om Sámi Grand Prix" (in Norwegian Bokmål). NRK. Retrieved August 2, 2021.
  11. ^ "Heli Aikio Aila-duo vuittii SGP-lávlunoasi". Yle Sápmi (in Northern Sami). April 19, 2014. Retrieved August 6, 2021.
  12. ^ Näkkäläjärvi, Pirita (April 22, 2014). "Jannokii Áillohaš-bálkkašupmi". Yle Sápmi (in Northern Sami). Retrieved August 6, 2021.
  13. ^ "2014 Archives – Grammisgalan". Grammis. Archived from the original on April 14, 2019. Retrieved September 30, 2019.
  14. ^ "Sofia Jannok discography". Hung Medien. Archived from the original on March 10, 2016. Retrieved May 17, 2013.
  15. ^ "Episode 5 Just Decide". Archived from the original on January 7, 2019. Retrieved January 6, 2019.

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Recipient of the Áillohaš Music Award
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