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.

 

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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.

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“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)

Tuuletar is currently touring in Germany. The tour is organized by Deutsche-Finnische Gesellschaft and it contains 11 concerts and one full day workshop, all in different cities and venues. The tour also includes three major festival concerts in Bremen Jazzahead!, Hannover A Cappella Woche and Greifswald Nordischer Klang. The tour is part of Finland 100 -project year that refers to Finland celebrating 100 years of independence.

Tuuletar has won a prestigious Emma Award at the Finnish Music Awards for their debut album “Tules Maas Vedes Taivaal” (Bafe’s Factory). The album won in the “Ethno”-category, that celebrates best folk and world music releases. Emma-gala is the biggest annual award show in the Finnish music business.

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