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Mari Boine — Reindeer of Diamond
Album: In The Hand Of The Night
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6.3

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Total ratings: 254









Released: 2006
Length: 5:27
Plays (last 30 days): 0
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See on hea.
Transition was epic into this song.
 sarahurban wrote:
Written in early August 2010:  

While my bullfrog-finding bike ride day earlier this week was FANTASTIC, it wasn't actually my best, best day. Here is the best day I've had riding my bike along the bayou and through George Bush Park off Highway 6. This was one. amazing. bike. ride.

While my mp3 has plenty of music loaded, when I stumble across a new song I like on (usually thanks to RadioParadise.com), I tend to obsess about it for a while until I'm ready to take it off its pedestal, quit hitting the repeat button, and let it play in my mix. This week's song of obsession is a Norwegian native drum number called "Vuoi Vuoi Me" by a lady named Mari Boine. There are basically three parts or stanzas to the song. The third stanza kicks in with all the drums. And that's where the magic really happened.

My ride began with playlist and bike rolling along in the pure Houston heat that I love. Typical great ride, hair loose in the wind, bare feet, and not a soul out there with me. Tons of bunnies and soaring birds and clouds. So many Monarch butterflies that I lost count. Dragonfly pairs all stuck together copulating as they buzzed by me in the air. The humidity was extra rich because it's been raining on and off all week, making the heat extra hot. Felt interesting and good as it baked my skin. A sauna. Theraputic. I started to sweat, so I twisted my tshirt up to better concentrate on the feel of the sweat as it started to trickle down my neck and back. Eventually all my skin and hair was slick, and the salty trickles that slipped onto my lips added delicious flavor to my grapes. I rode through open prairie for long stretches-miles in a row-with no hands—arms outstretched wide, back straight, absolutely loving and owning the day.

The Vuoi Vuoi song came on, and I cranked my headphones even louder. As it played, the weather changed. The sky darkened and the wind kicked up. At this point the trail cut not through open prairie but through woods, which were, indeed, lovely, dark, and deep under the approaching storm clouds. Most of the trees were still under water from previous raining, and the water was eerie and still, reflecting the trees, like Monet if he were channeling Poe. As Mari's voice rolled into the third stanza, though, the sky reacted in p-e-r-f-e-c-t syncopation with all the drums. Trees rustled and leaves fell and swirled around me. Literally swirled around me. I felt like a barefoot Wiccan gypsy. A nature goddess. And then the rain came. Not hard enough to be dangerous. But hard enough to mix with the sweat and soak me in soft warmth. And the music played on and I continued to ride with and against the wind. In places, the shower let up to sprinkling, and I could already see the sun baking the water back out of the pavement, making everything misty from the ground up. But then the rain would come again. I made my mind clear itself so I could concentrate on everything coming into my ears and eyes and onto and out of my skin. I felt muscles pumping my bike and rain pounding my body. I watched the rain bounce off the pavement and tall pale grass strain under the weight of the falling water. I drank the rain, and I listened to myself breath to the beat of the music. I let my mind roll over memories of my trip to New Mexico and anticipation of my trip to France. Time slowed. My senses overloaded, my heart welled, and, finally, I just started laughing. What-an-unreal-moment-this-is laughter. How-grand-is-this-f'ing-day laughter. All-of-this-was-saved-just-for-me-thank-you-Universe laughter. I shouted out loud to the sky my thanks.

Eventually, the rain let up completely and the whole trail ahead went misty with baking evaporation. I rode for miles more in the sun, not wanting the day's ride to end. Not ready to let go.

=) Sarah


 
I think I understand


 Felix_The_Cat wrote:
Open up your mind people!! theres a whole lotta world out here!!!
 
I wish I had a nickel for every time someone on RP gave this advice. I love, have performed and danced to classical, rock, folk, Latin, and world music from many, many different countries. This song leaves me cold as many times as I have listened to it, but I hardly think my problem is a "closed mind".

 macbags wrote:
Have I grown old, or has paradise?
 
No man this is the real deal. This isn't a Canadian pretending to be an Irishwoman for instance, but rather a Sami born and bred who sings Sami music. Yeah the beats are a tiny bit over-done on this song, and while some of the stuff behind it is older than America (by a lot), her attitude isn't geriatric.

I'll start with a 7.
Have I grown old, or has paradise?
Well it doesn't have a beat and I can't dance to it, but I'm feeling generous so lets go with a 2.
Written in early August 2010:  

While my bullfrog-finding bike ride day earlier this week was FANTASTIC, it wasn't actually my best, best day. Here is the best day I've had riding my bike along the bayou and through George Bush Park off Highway 6. This was one. amazing. bike. ride.

While my mp3 has plenty of music loaded, when I stumble across a new song I like on (usually thanks to RadioParadise.com), I tend to obsess about it for a while until I'm ready to take it off its pedestal, quit hitting the repeat button, and let it play in my mix. This week's song of obsession is a Norwegian native drum number called "Vuoi Vuoi Me" by a lady named Mari Boine. There are basically three parts or stanzas to the song. The third stanza kicks in with all the drums. And that's where the magic really happened.

My ride began with playlist and bike rolling along in the pure Houston heat that I love. Typical great ride, hair loose in the wind, bare feet, and not a soul out there with me. Tons of bunnies and soaring birds and clouds. So many Monarch butterflies that I lost count. Dragonfly pairs all stuck together copulating as they buzzed by me in the air. The humidity was extra rich because it's been raining on and off all week, making the heat extra hot. Felt interesting and good as it baked my skin. A sauna. Theraputic. I started to sweat, so I twisted my tshirt up to better concentrate on the feel of the sweat as it started to trickle down my neck and back. Eventually all my skin and hair was slick, and the salty trickles that slipped onto my lips added delicious flavor to my grapes. I rode through open prairie for long stretches-miles in a row-with no hands—arms outstretched wide, back straight, absolutely loving and owning the day.

The Vuoi Vuoi song came on, and I cranked my headphones even louder. As it played, the weather changed. The sky darkened and the wind kicked up. At this point the trail cut not through open prairie but through woods, which were, indeed, lovely, dark, and deep under the approaching storm clouds. Most of the trees were still under water from previous raining, and the water was eerie and still, reflecting the trees, like Monet if he were channeling Poe. As Mari's voice rolled into the third stanza, though, the sky reacted in p-e-r-f-e-c-t syncopation with all the drums. Trees rustled and leaves fell and swirled around me. Literally swirled around me. I felt like a barefoot Wiccan gypsy. A nature goddess. And then the rain came. Not hard enough to be dangerous. But hard enough to mix with the sweat and soak me in soft warmth. And the music played on and I continued to ride with and against the wind. In places, the shower let up to sprinkling, and I could already see the sun baking the water back out of the pavement, making everything misty from the ground up. But then the rain would come again. I made my mind clear itself so I could concentrate on everything coming into my ears and eyes and onto and out of my skin. I felt muscles pumping my bike and rain pounding my body. I watched the rain bounce off the pavement and tall pale grass strain under the weight of the falling water. I drank the rain, and I listened to myself breath to the beat of the music. I let my mind roll over memories of my trip to New Mexico and anticipation of my trip to France. Time slowed. My senses overloaded, my heart welled, and, finally, I just started laughing. What-an-unreal-moment-this-is laughter. How-grand-is-this-f'ing-day laughter. All-of-this-was-saved-just-for-me-thank-you-Universe laughter. I shouted out loud to the sky my thanks.

Eventually, the rain let up completely and the whole trail ahead went misty with baking evaporation. I rode for miles more in the sun, not wanting the day's ride to end. Not ready to let go.

=) Sarah


https://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/collective/A17821749

Excellent BBC article about Mari Boine and the why and what behind her music.

 Welly wrote:
It sounds like Gaelic to me, with bits of North American first nations thrown in. Cool.
 
Definitely not Gaelic - I'm a student of the lingo and would recognise it immediately if it were. And be jumping up and down in my seat :)

Beautiful song, though, whatever she's singing about.

 TheBee wrote:
Love it.   Very Finno-Ugric sounding (these are my people!) 
 
I've read on these boards that she sings in Sami - is that right?

Love it.   Very Finno-Ugric sounding (these are my people!) 
{#Puke}not for me!
very catching from the beginning.  made me look up from my keyboard and want to know "who's that?" thanks again RP. 
It sounds like Gaelic to me, with bits of North American first nations thrown in. Cool.
 bkrontz wrote:
Distracting.
 
could be a good thing, depends on what it's distracting one from

 Baby_M wrote:
Until I heard this, I had no idea there even was such a thing as Sami.

Love it.  Play more.
 
   This is what they look like,its that funny clothed one !
         KK.2763-00_T  Merry X-mas !xmas-smiley-4605

Heard this first here on RP and liked it ....so I bought it. Very good. Heard it again here right now....still like it! Thanks RP. How else would we hear new stuff?. Hmmmm. Here's the beauty of RP.....you get to hear  different stuff......you might not like it all.....but heh....that's great innit!
Distracting.

Good, thanx RP.


 n4ku wrote:

Yep. It's about 5 minutes too long.

 
Open up your mind people!! theres a whole lotta world out here!!!

 AngieOrwell wrote:
A little bit tooo much
 
Yep. It's about 5 minutes too long.

A little bit tooo much


10

Its been a while since I heard Mari Boine......great track....reminds me......wonderful to hear it. Wish I could be so connected.
 Mari wrote: 
Mari, the song rating scale is 1 through 10, not 9 through 10.


 Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
this is a song that for me is either pretty cool or else pretentious depending on where it came from.  after looking into it (a bit) I'm going with cool

 
Me, too.

"Nature is my God, my guide and correction," BOINE explains. "Nature is the mirror of what is inside all of us. Without the connection to nature I would be lost.   

today..7 to 8,,might just go back next time, if to soon,


liking the voice inflections, nice sound, might be the headsets gave it a 7 for being something I would not hear any where else...excepting Scandinavia
 jadewahoo wrote:
Brilliant! Mari Boines expresses the essence of her Earth Peoples' spirit without being confined to a 'traditional' style. Rather, she carves her way with creativity, power and courage, bringing her own spirit forth through the wisdom of her ancestors, and does so with dignity and flair.
 
Great comment, thanks!

This song makes my head hurt... {#Frustrated}
Brilliant! Mari Boines expresses the essence of her Earth Peoples' spirit without being confined to a 'traditional' style. Rather, she carves her way with creativity, power and courage, bringing her own spirit forth through the wisdom of her ancestors, and does so with dignity and flair.
 jagdriver wrote:
I'm a pretty open-minded listener, I think, but this isn't my cup 'o tea. As a matter of fact, I've not heard a single track from this CD on RP that I think warrants it being in the playlist.
 
Every track I've heard is more than warranted here.  Thanks BillG for introducing me to this artist.  


I'm not a fan of this album.  I tried but I just can't like it.
this is the only thing that I do not like to hear on RP. this sort of world music...
Very interesting!
Sounds like Eurovision stuff...
not impressed
Until I heard this, I had no idea there even was such a thing as Sami.

Love it.  Play more.

Mari on MySpace


I thought I heard a familiar word or two.  Norwegian?  No, Sami.  But a Norwegian Sami. Ja, she might have used a word or two.

Nice find and tusen takk for playing.



 Shamsiel wrote:
Well, its scandinavian Sámi culture music... If it is radio paradise, every culture should be represented... right? In paradise!? ;p I think its a very nice recording of Sámi music - something you'd never hear anywhere else (except perhaps Sámi radio)!
 
Yes, thanks yet again, Bill and Rebecca, for this lovely Sami music and for all the international music.  The next best thing to being there.

 Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
this is a song that for me is either pretty cool or else pretentious depending on where it came from.  after looking into it (a bit) I'm going with cool

 
I'm going with cool too {#Cool}
Alison Krauss meets Laura Love in the form of a Sami Norwegian. Excellent! {#Sunny}

this is a song that for me is either pretty cool or else pretentious depending on where it came from.  after looking into it (a bit) I'm going with cool

not liking.....
really like when the mandolin kicks in there
How does she do that with her voice?
This epitomizes "quite likable."
Nice to know she won the Norweigan version of a grammy (not for this CD, though) and that her first commercial breakthrough came TWENTY years ago on Peter Gabriel's Real World label.
Wow, this is great.
Well, its scandinavian Sámi culture music... If it is radio paradise, every culture should be represented... right? In paradise!? ;p I think its a very nice recording of Sámi music - something you'd never hear anywhere else (except perhaps Sámi radio)!
Sounds like Bill has a new CD! Yesterday another track from this one.

One can never have too much Mari Boine. {#Angel}

That actually hurt.


This is neat...  I like it...


I love her voice.
I'm a pretty open-minded listener, I think, but this isn't my cup 'o tea. As a matter of fact, I've not heard a single track from this CD on RP that I think warrants it being in the playlist.