Tiina Sanila

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Tiina Sanila-Aikio

Tiina Juulia Sanila-Aikio or Skolt Sami : Paavvâl Taannâl Tiina [1] (born March 1983 in Inari, Finland) is a Skolt musician and the former vice-president and current president of the Finnish Sámi Parliament. [2]

Skolt Sami language Uralic, Sami language spoken by approximately 400 speakers in Finland

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Musical career

Sanila published the first full-length rock CD in Skolt Sami ever in 2005. The name of the CD is called Sääʹmjânnam rocks! and it was produced by Tuupa Records Oy in Finland. Sanila's next full-length CD Kåʹllkueʹll še måttmešt tålkk was released on 26 May 2007 at the Ijahis Idja festival in Inari.

Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States. It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll, a style which drew heavily on the genres of blues, rhythm and blues, and from country music. Rock music also drew strongly on a number of other genres such as electric blues and folk, and incorporated influences from jazz, classical and other musical styles. Musically, rock has centered on the electric guitar, usually as part of a rock group with electric bass, drums, and one or more singers. Usually, rock is song-based music usually with a 4/4 time signature using a verse–chorus form, but the genre has become extremely diverse. Like pop music, lyrics often stress romantic love but also address a wide variety of other themes that are frequently social or political.


Sääʹmjânnam rocks! (Sameland rocks!), 2005

1. Jooʹtti kaass (Stray cat)
2. Jååǥǥar lij jieʹlli (Andy is an animal)
3. Ǩiurrâl* (Cyril)
4. Ovlla*
5. Ráhkistatgoʹn mu? (Do you love me?)
6. Jieʹlǩâni (Without living)
7. Äiʹǧǧ (Time)
8. Muäna (The two of us)
9. čuuʹt jiânnai (Too much) (video)
10. Tuõddâr casanova (The casanova of the mountains)
11. Vuõssmõs jorddmõs -leuʹdd (trad.) (The first thought leudd)
  • Both Ǩiurrâl and Ovlla are men's names.

Uuh!, 2006

On 7 June 2006, Tiina Sanila released a new single entitled “Uuh!”, which broke into the Finnish charts in 3rd place during the 26th week of 2006. [3] This was the first Skolt Sámi track to break into the charts.

1. Uuh (uuh_01.wmv video)
2. Tuõddâr casanova (The Casanova of the Fells)

Kåʹllkueʹll še måttmešt tålkk (Sometimes the goldfish gets bored, too), 2007

1. Ij leäkku tuõtt (It's Not True)
2. Tango
3. Uuh
4. Puäʒʒoummu-reggae (Reindeerman Reggae)
5. Meädda muʹst (Away From Me)
6. Lie ääiʹj, kuäʹss ij pâi vueiʹt (There are times when you just can't)
7. Sääʹmnalla (In a Sámi way)
8. Čuâccmõš da tåʹskk (Pain and Suffering)
9. ”Suåppmõš” ("A contract")
10. Ton <3 Mon (You <3 Me)


Occasional members

Musicians on the CD

Former members


In December 2006, Tiina Sanila received the Cultural Award from the Province of Lapland in Finland for her work.

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  1. "Saamelaiskäräjävaalit 2011: 4 Tiina Sanila-Aikio". Yle Areena (Podcast). Yle Sámi Radio. September 16, 2011. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  2. Harju, Terhi (March 28, 2015). "Tiina Sanila-Aikio lij sääʹmteeʹǧǧ ođđ saaǥǥjååʹđteei" [Tiina Sanila-Aikio is the new president of the Sámi Parliament] (in Skolt Sami). Retrieved March 28, 2015.
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