Tuuletar takes a novel approach to Finnish musical tradition. The band´s virtuoso singers use only their voices to create a vivid sonic landscape, where beatbox rhythms meet Finnish folk tradition and global influences. Tuuletar calls their cheery and captivating music vocal folk hop. The group takes influences from all around the world, inspired by sounds from American hip hop to South Asian folk, all while keeping their feet strongly rooted in Finnish language and musical heritage.
Youtube: Suven Ahava
Spotify: Tules maas vedes taivaal (2016)
Tuuletar’s video Odotan is directed, shooted and edited by Helena Sorvali and it is located in Helsinki city surroundings as well as the cultural landscape of lake Tuusulanjärvi. The video introduces the singers of Tuuletar representing the four basic elements: earth, water, air and fire.
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.
In 2018 Tuuletar tours regularly in Finland and abroad. Tuuletar was the first a cappella group ever to perform at Sur Jahan Festival in India. Their album opening track Alku (The Beginning) by Sini Koskelainen is featured worldwide as Game Of Thrones DVD-trailer theme music. In 2017 the band toured in Taiwan, Japan, Germany and East Europe. In 2015 Tuuletar dazzled in their breakout performance at Austria’s Vokal Total competition, taking home the top honors among European pop vocal groups along with the Audience Favorite award. Their success in Austria lead to their headlining performances at Vienna’s Voice Mania 2015 and the Budapest A Cappella Festival in 2016. Tuuletar has also recently launched a tailored children’s show.
Global Music Magazine, 5/2017 (in German)
Schwäbische, 5/2017 (in German)
Finnish Music Quartely, 11/2016
Nordic Style Magazine, 7/2016
Voice Coucil Magazine, 8/2016 (an interview)
World Music Central, 9/2016
Saura Booking Agency
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