Solju is formed by Ulla Pirttijärvi and her daughter Hildá Länsman, who combine their heritage of northern Sámi language and traditional chant, known as yoik, with a desire for new and innovative music. Solju provides a dialogue of traditional and modern Sámi culture. Solju is proud of their indigenous roots and want to show it to the world.

Solju Marja Helander

Sámi culture and identity lie at the heart of the music, reflecting mythology and aspects of the traditional lifestyles of their homeland. The listener is taken to the far north of Europe: Sápmi.

Solju soundscape ranges from the expansive wilderness of the tundra to the most intimate lávvu fireplace. The music can be described as vivacious, colourful, earthy, ethereal, and genuine.

Solju’s debut album Ođđa Áigodat (New Times) was released April 2018 by a Finnish record label Bafe’s Factory.

In May 2019 Solju’s debut album was awarded as ‘Best International Indigenous Release’ by Canadian Indigenous Music Awards.

New album Uvjamuohta (Powder Snow) has been released 9.9.2022 by Bafe’s Factory.

Eallo Rávddas (Live performance on Yle Areena, Finnish Broadcasting Company)
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27.6.2023 Sommelo, Kuhmo, Finland
5.7.2023 Words and Music in Kajaani, Kajaani, Finland
8.7.2023 Rudolfstadt Festival, Germany
28.7.2023 Márkomeannu, Norway
19.8.2023 Ijahis Idja, Inari, Finland
16.9.2023 PyhäSana, Pyhätunturi, Finland



14.9.2022 Sellosali, Espoo, Finland


25.11.2021 Kulttuurigaala, Tampere, Finland


6.2.2019 Sami National Day, Savoy Theatre, Helsinki, Finland
8.2.2019 Jokkmokk Market, Jokkmokk, Sweden
6.4.2019 JuuriJuhla – RotFest, Finnish Nature Center Haltia, Espoo, Finland
18.4.2019 Pub Rastigaisa, Utsjoki, Finland
19.4.2019 Karasjok Easter Festival, Karasjok, Norway
14.6.2019 Music and Gastronomy Festival, Soini, Finland
28.6.2019 Sommelo Festival, Kuhmo, Finland (Canceled due to illness)
18.9.2019 Nomads Festival, Kuudes linja, Helsinki


25.4.2018 Album release concert, G Livelab, Helsinki, Finland
16.5.2018 Cirko, Helsinki, Finland
19.5.2018 Nosturi, Helsinki, Finland
30.6.2018 Haapavesi Folk Music Festival, Haapavesi, Finland
14.7.2018 Riddu Riđđu Festival, Samuelsberg, Norway
25.7.2018 Inariviikot, Inari, Finland
17.8.2018 Ijahis Idja, Inari, Finland
22.8.2018 Private, Kilpisjärvi, Finland
23.8.2018 Etno-Espa, Night of the Arts, Helsinki, Finland
11.9.2018 Mäntyharjun kulttuurisali, Mäntyharju, Finland
12.9.2018 Perinnearkkuklubi, Kapsäkki Restaurant, Helsinki, Finland
13.9.2018 Rahvaanmusiikin kerho, Tampere, Finland
14.9.2018 Hotel-Restaurant Alma, Seinäjoki, Finland
15.9.2018 Kokkola, Finland
29.9.2018 Sofia Bistro, Helsinki, Finland
8.-9.11.2018 Folkelarm, Oslo, Norway
5.12.2018 The grand opening of Helsinki Central Library Oodi, Helsinki, Finland


17.12.2017, Lallukka Artists’ Home, Helsinki, Finland