Showcase artist at the Womex 20 Regional Stage - the Northern Connections.
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 has been enchanting audiences globally with their heartfelt, tribal and captivating spirit and their live show's are powerful, vibrant and very, very real.
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 worldwide 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 three major Asian tours in India, Japan and Taiwan. They have been headlining both Finnish and European festivals such as Sur Jahan in India, Songlines Encounters and WOMAD in UK, EtnoKrakow in Poland and Ritmo in Hungary to name some.
Tuuletar performed at a Live Radio EBU WOMEX -concert 20th of October.
"Having made impressive performances at WOMEX and Budapest Ritmo last year, they are real discovery.” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Songlines, Simon Broughton
Awards & Nominations
Winner: Border Breaking Act of the Year, Finnish Ethnogala 2019
Nominated: Folk Music Creator of the Year, The Finnish Ethnogala 2019
Nominated: The Finnish Music Publishers Association, genre-free category, Vuoden vokaalitekijät
Tuuletar: Venla Ilona Blom, Sini Koskelainen, Johanna Kyykoski and Piia Säilynoja
Award ceremony 5th of September, 2019.
Winner: The Finnish Ethno Album 2016, the Finnish equivalent to the Grammy Award
Tuuletar: Tules maas vedes taivaal
Nominated: Folk Music Songwriter of the Year, Finnish Ethnogala 2017: