ELIN; Light. Beutiful Fairy.
KÅVEN; Familyname of the most famous sami shaman in Sapmi.
Elin Kåven has established herself as a sami artist and songwriter, and she got the nickname ”The arctic fairy” for her unique stagepresence and dance. Music critics comment her music as her own genre of music. She herself calls it arctic folk pop.
The music of Elin Kåven is inside the sphere of sami mythology combined with soundscapes from historical and modern instrumenst, together with poprock and ambient sounds.
She has played over 300 concerts the last 10 years in 11 different countries, including, Germany, Switserland, Latvia, Russia, Japan, Venezuela and Azerbaidjan.
She has won the Sami Grand Prix songcompetition, elected “Sami Artist of the year 2011” and was finalist in International Songwriting Competition in USA with famous judges Ozzy Osbourne and Tori Amos amongst others.
In 2016 her third album was nominated to ”Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik/German Record Critics Award” – an award established by 127 record critics in Germany.
Her third album ”Eamirtini-Rimeborn” was released in Europe november 2015 and got very good reviews and was number 11 on ”World Music Chart Europe” in march 2016. The nordic release of the same album was in february 2016.
In 2017 she ended on third place in Melodi Grand Prix - Norwegian Eurovision with a new band "Elin & The Woods".
Said about Elin Kåven:
General-Anzeiger (Bonn): “She unites the traditions of the Sámi with hypnotically beautiful modern melodies and a voice that is out of this world, a fairy’s, as it were”. (2015)
"Elin Kåven's music is like fairy-tales in notes. In her senuous and vivid songs I could feel her strong connection to Nordic traditions, culture and nature so intensely like I was experiencing it myself."
- Anja Otten-Reichel, Publisher Norrden.de, Quote (Sep 30, 2013)
At the moment Elin Kåven is working with many different projects including the band "Elin & The Woods".
You can always find her music online on iTunes, Spotify, youtube, Bandcamp, Amazon to mention a few.