Tuuletar (“Goddess of The Wind” in Finnish Mythology) is a vocal performance group, consisting of four diverse women from Finland. Since 2012 these vibrant musicians have been singing, composing and performing together, creating their own and unique sound and identity.
NEW ALBUM “Rajatila” (Borderline) out 30th of May 2019!
Valtaaja / Invader - EP released 8th of March, 2019. The EP features three songs: a new single “Valtaaja (Invader)” for the upcoming album and two commissioned compositions “Elda” and “La Forêt Vide”.Website
Áššu base their music on traditional Sami Joik. Ulla Pirttijärvi joiks of her relatives and her home villages Utsjoki and Angeli. Olav Torget and Harald Skullerud complement the ensemble with string instruments and percussions.
Debut album Áššu (Embers) has been released 4th of April, 2019.
Vulleš Heaika -single from the album has been released on Sámi National Day 6.2.2019.
Duo VILDÁ combines mystical yoiks, swinging rhythms and improvisation in a fascinating way. In uenced by contemporary pop music and Finnish folk music, a unique soundtrack is born that will carry the listener to the northern fells, where the winds of the Sámiland blow.
Debut album “Vildaluodda - Wildprint” has been released 4th of April, 2019.
Niemi is a mystical combination of lullabies, ambient music, strong imagery and the healing power of nature. Finnish lullaby tradition is hypnotically entwined with elements of electronic music starting a magical journey beyond the reach of space and time.
Debut album out Spring 2020!
"Nordic fingerstyle virtuosity."
- Angel Romero, World Music Central, USA
J-P Piirainen has created totally new, groovy and interesting style of music - Nordic Guitar Music. He brings a new twist not only to Nordic folk music, but also to the world of guitar music.Website
Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble takes the sounds of Benin, the homeland of Voodoo, and combines them with soulful songwriting, jazzy improvisations and funky beats.
New album “We Are Together” was released 23th of March 2018.
The Vilma Timonen Quartet has pulled off a remarkable combination; unique sound that you have never heard before. Contemporary folk music combining musical elements from all over the world, blended together with the ancient sound of the Kantele.Website English Website Finnish
Subsonic trio draws together ancient instruments and musical aesthetics from their homelands to create a deep rooted contemporary sound.Website
Weltmusik - Áššu: Áššu
Tuuletar: Venla Ilona Blom, Sini Koskelainen, Johanna Kyykoski and Piia Säilynoja
Tuuletar: Tules maas vedes taivaal
Vilma Timonen Quartet: Drops
The winner was selected by Hannu Lintu, the Chief Conductor of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra.
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