Named after the wind goddess of Finnish mythology, female acapella quartet, Tuuletar, have invented their own category of ‘vocal folk-hop’. The hopping part is built on the vocal beat-boxing talents of Venla Ilona Blom, laying down the guiding grooves for the closely intertwined harmonies layered on top, from soft whispers to powerful four-part harmony. They draw inspiration from traditional singing styles and the poetic rhythms and imagery of the Finnish national epic, The Kalevala, but they bring their own diverse contemporary influences and lyrical themes to their own compositions. Their debut album, Tules Maas Vedes Taivaal, brought them into the world music charts and won them the Finnish EMMA award.
They have performed extensively across Scandinavia and in Japan, USA, Hungary, Germany, Russia, Poland, UK, Taiwan and India.
A new album, Rajatila, was released this summer.
Venla Ilona Blom - beatboxing, vocals, percussion
Sini Koskelainen - vocals, percussion
Johanna Kyykoski - vocals, percussion
Piia Säilynoja - vocals, percussion