Tuuletar – vocal folk hop
TUULETAR is taking Finnish musical tradition abroad with a novel approach. The band’s singers create a vivid sonic landscape, where beatbox rhythms meet Finnish folk tradition and global influences. With their freshly invigorating original music, they are pioneering the Vocal Folk Hop, of enchanting audiences globally with their heartfelt, tribal and captivating spirit. Tuuletar’s (Goddess of The Wind in Finnish mythology) second album Rajatila / Borderline was released in May 2019 by Bafe’s Factory.
Tuuletar: Kohma Live at WOMAD UK 2018
The band’s debut album Tules Maas Vedes Taivaal (On Fire and Earth, In Water and Sky, Bafe’s Factory 2016) received raging reviews and has been has been playlisted on international radio stations in USA, Poland, UK, Spain, Austria, Sweden and Finland and occupied The World Music Charts Europe (WMCE) and Transglobal World Music Chart (TWMC) top 20 for over four months. In February 2017 the album won the prestigious Finnish EMMA award (the Finnish equivalent to the Grammy Award) for the best ethno album of the year. In 2017, Tuuletar’s song Alku was sold for the HBO hit tv-show Game of Thrones.
During the recent years, Tuuletar has toured all around the world, doing three major Asian tours and performing at both Finnish and European festivals such as WOMAD UK 2018, Songlines Encounters 2018, Sur Jahan India 2018, EtnoKrákow 2018, Buskers Bern in Switzerland 2018, Budapest Ritmo Festival 2016 and 2018, Hannover A Cappella Festival 2017, Kaustinen Folk Music Festival 2017 and 2018, Haapavesi Folk Music Festival 2017, Vaasa Choir Festival 2017, Nordischer Klang Festival 2017, Bardentreffen Festival 2017 to name a few. Tuuletar gave an exclusive radio concert in WOMEX 2016 for the EBU LIVE SESSIONS, hosted by NRK and BBC.
In 2019 Tuuletar tours in Germany, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden and Poland.
Venla Ilona Blom – beatboxing, vocals
Sini Koskelainen – vocals
Johanna Kyykoski / Linda Ilves (2019) – vocals
Piia Säilynoja – vocals
Joonas Saikkonen – sound design
Spotify: Rajatila / Borderline (2019, Bafe’s Factory)
Spotify: Valtaaja EP (2019, Bafe’s Bactory)
Spotify: Tules maas vedes taivaal (2016, Bafe’s Factory)
Reviews and Radio Plays on Bafe’s Factory page