Niko Valkeapää

Niko Valkeapää is a Finnish-Saami singer/songwriter and vocalist who received «Spellemannsprisen», Norwegian Grammy in Open Class, in 2003 for his selftitled debutalbum.

He is Godson of the late multitalented Nils-Aslak Valkeapää. Niko has recorded new melodies to several of Nils Aslak’s poems on his albums.He has also pointed out new directions and become a big influence and inspiration for a string of younger Saami artist. Although Valkeapää is solidly anchored in the Sami tradition, his musical outings owe more to contemporary and mature electronica-infused pop than traditional Sami chanting does.