Tuuletar is nominated in the Finnish Ethnogala for the second time in a row. This year the band recieved two nominations in the categories “Boarder Breaking Act of the Year” and “Folk Music Creator of the Year”. Tuuletar is also performing as one of the headliner acts in the gala, which will be held 10th of January 2019 in the legendary Tavastia club in Helsinki. The gala will be broadcasted live in YLE Areena.
Tuuletar has started the process of making their new album. The album will be recorded during the autumn 2018 and winter 2019 and the release will be in May 2019. Tuuletar continue their cooperation with a Finnish record label Bafe’s Factory who will publish and produce the album world wide. Like the band’s debut album “Tules Maas Vedes Taivaal” (2016), the upcoming album will be mixed and mastered in USA by Liquid5th productions. Tuuletar is also joining forces with a Finnish folk musician, jouhikko player and etnomusicologist Pekko Käppi, who will work as an artistic producer and mentor for the album.
In June Tuuletar had the privilige to perform for the Crown Princess of Sweden on a Swedish National day celebration. In Poland and Czcech Republic Tuuletar toured together with an award-winning Finnish vocalist and kantele player Maija Kauhanen as a substitute singer for Johanna Kyykoski.
Tuuletar has been invited to perform on a Swedish National day for the Crown Princess of Sweden and Prince Daniel. The National day celebration is set to Halstahammar, Sweden where above 20% of the population has Finnish roots.
Tuuletar is about to give their UK debut this summer. The prestigious Songlines Magazine has invited Tuuletar to perform at their annual Songlines Encounters Festival the 1st of June. Tuuletar will be part of the festival’s “Finnish Friday” which will feature also the Finnish super group Frigg. Tuuletar’s concert is at 9.30PM at Hall Two in King’s Place, London.
Tuuletar will return to UK shortly after their debut as well. The noted WOMAD festival has attached Tuuletar to their lineup for 2018 and the band will hit the festival stage on Saturday the 28th of July in Charlton Park, Wiltshire, UK.
Tuuletar started year 2018 in India. The band was touring in Kolkata and Goa for 3 weeks headlining international Sur Jahan -festival and Goa Bengal Folk Mela -festival. Sur Jahan is an annual festival organized by banglanatak dot com celebrating cultural diversity and integration. Tuuletar joined the festival as a first Finnish group in the festival’s history as well as the first a cappella group. Tuuletar joined the tour together with Cheikh Lô (Senegal), Muzsikas (Hungary), Muzykanci (Poland), Atse Tewodros Project (Italy/Ethiopia) and the local groups and musicians. Tuuletar gave all together two concerts, two workshops and two large concerts with all the headlining artists.
“Alku”, the opening track from Tuuletar’s debut album “tules maas vedes taivaal” has been sold for the use of one of the most popular tv-series in the whole world, HBO’s Game of Thrones. The song will be heard in the season 7 DVD and Blue-Ray commercial, which will be broadcasted worldwide. The deal was made together with Finnish record label Bafe’s Factory and ThinkSync Music from London.
Tuuletar has been nominated in the category of “Folk Music Songwriter of the Year” (awarded by Elvis – The Finnish Society of Composers and Lyricists) in the Finnish Ethnogala! Other nominated artists on the same category are amazing Anne-Mari Hakamäki and Pekko Käppi K:H:H:L. Ethnogala is taking place at Tavastia Club, Helsinki on the 7th November 2017.
(read more: https://kansanmusiikki.fi/ethnogala)