Wed 13th July, 2022 8:00pm
@ Róisín Dubh
Support: Tracy Bruen
Fierce energy, beatbox rhythms and other-worldly harmonies: Tuuletar (Goddess of The Wind in Finnish mythology) takes Finnish music abroad with a novel approach. The band’s virtuoso singers create a sonic landscape, where beatbox rhythms meet global influences and Finnish poetry tradition. With freshly invigorating original music, Tuuletar enchants audiences globally with their heartfelt, tribal and captivating spirit.
Tuuletar’s second album Rajatila / Borderline (2019) has gained raging reviews and been playlisted on radio shows all around the world. The raw and fragile sound of the second album draws inspiration from trip hop, art pop and ancient spells and folktales.
The band’s debut album Tules Maas Vedes Taivaal (On Fire and Earth, In Water and Sky (2016) was a huge international success and won the prestigious 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 recent years, Tuuletar has toured all around the world, doing three major Asian tours and performing at festivals such as WOMEX, WOMAD UK, New Zealand and WOMADelaide, Songlines Encounters, FOCUS Wales, Sur Jahan India, EtnoKrákow, Buskers Bern, Budapest Ritmo and Bardentreffen to name a few.