Tuuletar - Vocal Folk Hop
Award-winning vocal performance group from Finland.
“Having made impressive performances at WOMEX and Budapest RITMO last year, they are a real discovery.”
Simon Broughton, Songlines, UK
“It is rare to witness such an unashamedly fresh take on the folk tradition.”
Balázs Weyer, Hangvetö, Hungary
TUULETAR (“Goddess of The Wind” in Finnish Mythology) is a vocal performance group, consisting of four diverse women from Finland. 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. 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 released their highly appreciated debut album “Tules Maas Vedes Taivaal” (On Fire and Earth, In Water and Sky) in June 2016. The album has 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” (from the album Tules Maas Vedes Taivaal) was sold for the HBO hit tv-show “Game of Thrones“. The same song was also featured in Australian tv-serie “Wentworth” (FOX) earlier the same year.
During the recent years, Tuuletar has been actively performing all around the world. Tuuletar gave an exclusive radio concert in WOMEX 2016 for the EBU LIVE SESSIONS, hosted by NRK and BBC.
In 2018 Tuuletar has been performing in 11 countries and doing major festival appearences such as Songlines Encounters and WOMAD in UK, Ritmo in Budapest, Sur Jahan in India, Etno Krakow in Poland and Finest Sounds in Tokyo.
Tuuletar will release a new album in 2019.