Tuuletar

Tuuletar
Biography

Tuuletar – vocal folk hop

Tuuletar’s unique music is strongly rooted in Finnish language and musical heritage. The band´s virtuoso singers use only their voices to create a vivid sonic landscape, where beatbox rhythms meet Finnish folk tradition as well as global influences. Tuuletar pioneers the genre of Vocal Folk Hop, enchanting audiences globally with their heartfelt, tribal and captivating spirit.

In 2019 Tuuletar will release a new album and next summer they will tour with a brand new set. First single will be out in January 2019, by Finnish Label Bafe’s Factory, recorded by Liquid 5th in North Carolina USA. Central European distributor is German Nordic Notes.

Tuuletar: Odotan (Video by Helena Sorvali)

Tuuletar Helena Sorvali Odotan

The band’s debut album Tules Maas Vedes Taivaal (On Fire, Earth, Water and Sky) was released in 2016 by Bafe’s Factory. The album 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 Finland the album won an Emma Award (Finnish equivalent to Grammy Prize) as a best ethno album of the year. Their album opening track Alku (The Beginning) by Sini Koskelainen is featured worldwide as Game Of Thrones DVD-trailer theme.

During the recent years, Tuuletar has been actively performing all around the world, doing two major Asian tours in Japan and Taiwan. They have been headlining both Finnish and European festivals and in 2018 Tuuletar performed at Sur Jahan in India, Songlines Encounters and WOMAD in UK, Buskers Bern in Switzerland and Ritmo in Hungary to name some. In June 2018 they presented a special concert for the Swedish Crown Princess at Swedish National day festivities.  Tuuletar has also recently launched a tailored children’s show.

Tuuletar:
Venla Ilona Blom – beatboxing, vocals
Sini Koskelainen – vocals
Johanna Kyykoski – vocals
Piia Säilynoja – vocals
Paavo Malmberg – sound design

Spotify: Tules maas vedes taivaal (2016)
Reviews and Radio Plays on Bafe’s Factory page

Youtube: Kohma Live at WOMAD 2018
Youtube: Improvised Kalevala (Finnish Epic) Rap at Buskers Bern 2018
Youtube: Acoustic jamming with Finnish trad Ievan polkka 2018

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