News | Visual EP pt 2: ‘Dollavárri’

‘Dollavárri’ music video is a collaboration with poet, musician Niillas Holmberg, music producer Jukka Backlund and production company Playart Productions. This monday is the first day of Sámi Language week and Dollavárri video premiere is a part of Sámi Language Week’s programme; to view the whole program click here.

“Years ago, at Finnish National Theatre’s Lavaklubi, I met Holmberg at an event we were both performing at. When it was time to start making an album I contacted Holmberg relating to a composition draft I’d made. Holmberg liked the composed music, and said he’d be happy to write the lyrics for it.
I don’t speak Northern Sami but I adore the beautiful language. I learned the lyrics and the pronunciation by listening to Holmberg’s demo recording.

Dollavárri video starts with intro music called Pakkanen, Buolaš, and continues to the main song. Dollavárri means tulivuori, volcano.”


“..Morit dal
oahpat muge bisánit
duolmmadit siskkobeale bálgáid
Loabáhat dušše doamadit
muhto mun in šat sáhte váldit oasi

Gula don dollavárri
mun čagálduhtán du
Gula don nagirčalbmi
niegu suoládan..

..Dollavárri morit dal
oahpat muge bisánit..”

-Niillas Holmberg

Lyrics: Niillas Holmberg
Composer: Teea Aarnio, Jukka Backlund
Arrangement: Jukka Backlund
Record producer: Jukka Backlund
Executive record producer: Teea Aarnio
Recording engineer: Oona Kapari, Jukka Backlund
Mixing engineer: Tommi Vainikainen
Mastering engineer: Jaakko Viitalähde, Virtalähde Mastering
Musicians: Aino Kurki, Jouni Järvelä, Harri Kuusijärvi, Oskari Lehtonen, Ape Anttila, Olavi Louhivuori, Antti Kujanpää, Jukka Backlund, Jussi Jaakonaho, Tero Hyväluoma

Director: Hedda Halinen
Cinematography: Antti Kokkola
Writer: Teea Aarnio
Art director: Teea Aarnio
Graphic design: Tuomas Saikkonen
Clothing design: Salla Koppeli, Son Of Koppel
Coloring: Antti Kokkola
Editing: Antti Kokkola, Teea Aarnio, Hedda Halinen
Video Production: Laura Kangasniemi, Playart Productions
Video producer: Sophia Ehrnrooth, Playart Productions


This video is 2nd part of a music video trilogy coming out during fall-winter 2020. Trilogy music is from Aarnio’s upcoming debut album and the theme is nature connection. Video trilogy was created in collaboration with Playart Productions and the album was created in collaboration with music producer Jukka Backlund.

Teea Aarnio’s debut album will be published 2022.

News | Visual EP pt 2: ‘Dollavárri’