December 15, 2022

Tuuletar and VÍÍK

Nordic Music Concert

Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden

A high-energy double bill to chase away the winter blues.

Tuuletar

Tuuletar, Photo by Katariina Salmi

Event Info At A Glance

Price Overview: $25

Venue Overview: Harbourfront Centre Theatre

This event is a Nordic Spotlight, part of Nordic Bridges.

Overview

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’s heartfelt, tribal and captivating spirit enchants audiences globally with refreshing original music. Their debut album won a prestigious EMMA award (the Finnish equivalent to the Grammy Award) and in 2017, Tuuletar’s song Alku was featured on Game of Thrones.   

The Scandinavian sextet VÍÍK, hailing from Norway, Sweden and Denmark, exists in a field between the hypnotic Scandinavian song tradition, progressive jazz and alternative rock. At the front of VÍÍK is Norwegian folk singer and composer Elisabeth Vik, who lures the audience into an enchanting universe of mysterious medieval ballads and fairy tales while reinventing the musical framework of Scandinavian folk music. They were recently nominated as “Artist of the Year” and “Live Act of the Year” at the 2022 Danish Music Awards. 

About Tuuletar

With fierce energy, beatbox rhythms and other-worldly harmonies, Tuuletar take Finnish music abroad with a novel approach. The band’s virtuoso singers create a sonic landscape where beatbox rhythms and Finnish poetry tradition meet global influences. With freshly invigorating original music, Tuuletar enchants audiences globally with its heartfelt, tribal and captivating spirit.  

The band’s debut album Tules Maas Vedes Taivaal, in 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. The following year, their song Alku sold to HBO for an episodic spot on Game of Thrones.   

Their second album Rajatila / Borderline gained rave reviews and has been playlisted on radio shows worldwide. Their second album’s raw and fragile sound draws inspiration from trip-hop, art pop, ancient spells and folktales.   

Tuuletar has toured worldwide, with major tours across Asia and performing at festivals in New Zealand, India and Budapest. In 2022, Tuuletar celebrates its 10th anniversary with a unique, retrospective live show filled with warm friendships and memories from tours worldwide. 

About VÍÍK

The Scandinavian sextet VÍÍK from Norway, Sweden and Denmark, exists in a field between the hypnotic Scandinavian song tradition, progressive jazz and alternative rock.  

At the front of VÍÍK is the Norwegian folk singer and composer Elisabeth Vik, who lures the audience into an enchanting universe of mysterious medieval ballads and fairytales while reinventing the musical framework of Scandinavian folk music. 

This year they played at the renowned Roskilde Festival in Denmark with rave reviews. The band received nominations for “Artist of the Year” and “Live Act of the Year” at the Danish Music Awards 2022. 

Dates & Times

December 15
8pm – 10:30pm
7:30pm – Doors

Venue

Harbourfront Centre Theatre

231 Queens Quay West
Toronto, Ontario
Canada

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