Something I had never heard of before came out of the car radio today. It caught my attention because it had been banned by the ever-tolerant Christian church. But besides the long-lasting ban on pre-Christian yoiking, which sounds quite like chanting by some American Indians (here's a sample yoik), I found this description of yoiking evocative ... trying with the ineffable stuff of music to evoke or capture or express the true essence of the person or thing that is the subject matter.
The Sami chant, the yoik, traditionally had a dual function. On the one hand, it was, and still remains, the distinctive musical expression of the Sami. The yoik is used "to remember people", to characterize individuals, animals and landscapes. It can be described as a melodic-rhythmic lecture, in which rhythm is paramount and less emphasis is put on the verbal description of the lyrics. The yoiker’s task is to use music and images to create an emotion or atmosphere that then evokes the person, animal or place yoiked. In the pre-Christian religion, the yoik formed an important part of religious ceremonies. In such ceremonies, the shaman added a rhythmic accompaniment to the yoik by beating his drum. This dual function is the reason why some people even today see the yoik as sinful and therefore incompatible with Christian religious life. -- (Emphasis added)The above is taken from this web site.
Imagine conquering and investing someone else's lands and then, to add insult to injury, banning their music.
To use the term in our own western context, "Yoiks!"