Tuuletar — Vocal folk hop
Sat 28.9.2019 22:00
Music Theatre Kapsäkki
Fierce energy, beatbox rhythms and other-worldly harmonies: TUULETAR is taking Finnish musical tradition abroad with a novel approach. The band’s singers create a sonic landscape, where beatbox rhythms meet Finnish folk tradition and global influences. With their freshly invigorating original music, they are pioneering the genre of Vocal Folk Hop, 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. 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 playlisted on radio shows all around the world. 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.