Kjartan Lauritzen wins 2021 Målungdom’s dialect prize

Artist Kjartan Lauritzen (center) with his family familie. Photo: Mariam Butt / NTB

The rapper Kjartan Lauritzen won the award for his debut album, released this year, in which he raps a Balestrand dialect.

“The Phenomenon from Balestrand” wins award for debut album

Kjartan Lauritzen (real name Per Aki Sigurdsson Kvikne) has won the 2021 Målungdom’s Dialect Prize for his debut album “Kjartanisme.” The rapper, hailing from Balestrand, Western Norway, was awarded the prize as he was deemed to be a “linguistic role model for young people.”

Frida Pernille Mikkelsen, head of the Målungdom Prize, said that Lauritzen “can probably be called a phenomenon from Balestrand, which fronts a message of being oneself fully. He stands out as a role model for young people, and actively promotes (the Balestrand) dialect…”

The prize was first awarded in 2001.

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