Jon Henrik Fjällgren

A Young Herder Laments the Loss of a Friend

February 25, 2014 • Philip Burgess

The internet in the Sami area has lit up in the last week due to the special performance of a young South Sami reindeer herder from Sweden. Jon Henrik Fjällgren is a participant in Talang Sverige, a Swedish version of American Idol.

He joiks his best friend Daniel, who tragically lost his life in an accident. It is an exquisite tribute to his friend, very moving and beautifully done. In only one week it has been viewed over 150,000 times.