|Photo Susanne Hætta
Lars Ante Kuhmunen is a reindeer herder, yoiker and poet from Gabna SAMEBY outside Kiruna. He is a seeker and a discoverer. Constantly on the road. Already at the age of five he began to explore song. With his first album "Birrasis" in 2005, he won the "Folkelarm award" (Norwegian Folk Music Award). The second album "Somas Muittut" was produced by the highly acclaimed master producer Tobias Fröberg.
The resulting, "Riihmagállis / A Legend" is Lars-Ánte’s third album, and is one of the most important releases that has been made of a Sami artist in later years. An uncomfortable, challenging and honest confrontation with a reality that few outside the Sami culture knows about. But there is also music with distance, passion and humour. A meeting of the highest class between Sami and American roots music. A musical encounter that everyone, regardless of background and affiliation, can appreciate.