Tuuletar will be doing a special Christmas tour in collaboration with a well-known Finnish pop singer Pete Parkkonen. The tour is organised by Warner Music and will be featuring 4 concerts in total. The concerts will be in Ylivieska, Pyhäjärvi, Sievi and Pihtipudas in between the 14th and 19th of December. The tickets for the concerts can be purchased via lippu.fi

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Pete Parkkonen & Tuuletar – Kaunis joulu (Beautiful Christmas)

Tuuletar and their debut album “Tules Maas Vedes Taivaal” (Bafe’s Factory) receives great reviews from The Recorded A Cappella Review Board (RARB) from USA. Reviewers Jonathan Minkoff, Catherine Lewis and Justus Schmidt all gave their roses for the album and the band for the originality, creativity, sound and energy.

“Tules Maas Vedes Taivaal is a golden opportunity for the world to finally enjoy Tuuletar’s rare and very original gifts.” – Jonathan Minkoff

Read the whole review here

Tuuletar will be representing at WOMEX 2016 in October in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. WOMEX is an international convention and networking platform for the world music industry. Tuuletar has been invited to perform live in a radio show, hosted by NRK together with BBC and KEXP Radio from Seattle. The concert will be on the 20th of October at 16:00 local time with live audience. Concert can be heard from www.womex.com or www.nrk.no

The debut album of Tuuletar, “Tules maas vedes taivaal”, made it to the World Music Charts Europe August 2016 -list #13/20.

Once a month radio-Worldmusic-specialists from 24 European countries select their individual top ten favourites out of current worldmusic releases from their playlists and mail them to Berlin. The nominations are processed in a data-base and the top ten is then published as the WORLD MUSIC CHARTS EUROPE (WMCE). Read more about WMCE: http://wmce.de/

Tuuletar has released their debut album. “Tules Maas Vedes Taivaal” -album was recorded in USA in the beginning of 2016 by Liquid 5th Productions. The album was released the 29th of June 2016 by Bafe’s Factory record label. The official release concert was in Helsinki the same night.

Order your album online from

Bafe’s Factory
Keltainen Jäänsärkijä (Record Store)
Record Store X
Amazon
Finnish Folk Music Association

Digital version

iTunes
Amazon

Listen the album online

Spotify
Deezer

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Tuuletar has recieved first reviews for the brand new album “Tules Maas Vedes Taivaal”.

Robert Silvertein (US) from MWE3.COM wrote the following

“Among the most promising pop vocal groups in Finland and Scandinavia today—the modern girl-group sound of Tuuletar comes alive on their much anticipated first album Tules, Maas, Vedes, Taivaal. The eight song CD was superbly recorded and produced at Liquid 5th studios based in North Carolina. Visiting and performing in New York on the way back to Finland, Tuuletar can’t wait to bring their “Folk-Hop” sound —a cappella vocals all sung in their native Finnish—to the attention of music fans World Wide.”

Read the whole review followed by an interview with Sini Koskelainen here

Mattie Poels from musicframes.nl (NETHERLANDS) wrote the following:

“Tuuletar (Goddess of the Wind) really touches your soul. Whether you like this music or not, these four Finnish singers are amazing and have quality. With the same ease they sing solo, create beat-boxing, sing the bass, add effects, clap & stamp and even sing khoömei, the overtone singing as we know from Mongolia (in ‘Tuu Kerää‘). It sounds all so organic that you wonder if it really only voices you listening to. — Tuuletar are four solid singers who understand the art mixing voices to one blended sound, so you don’t hear four voices but one great band!”

Read the whole review from here

Juha Seitz (FIN) wrote in a Finnish newspaper POHJALAINEN the following:

(translated in English)
“The sound art by Tuuletar breaths and lives with human voices… The flexible interpretations of their own compositions are fresh and sparkling. The harmonic elements are filled with fragile nuances and depth so Tuuletar deserves their buzz.”

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Robert von Bernewitz (USA) interviewed Piia Säilynoja for a music blog.
Read the whole interview here