Tsuumi Sound System is one of Finland’s the most notable world music groups of the 21st Century. Rooted in Nordic folk traditions, they’ve toured extensively in 20 different countries around the globe, recorded four widely praised albums and a live session on BBC 3, and worked together with groups like Väsen and Die Deutsche Kammerfilharmonie.
Their first three CD’s have received a combined 14/15 stars from Songlines. “Gorgeous textures, stealthy invention and sheer beauty”, Fiona Talkington wrote of their third album, Floating Letters (2013).
In 2016, crowds from Shetland Folk Festival to Folkest in Spilimbergo have once gain witnessed their live energy quoted ”volcanic” and ”outrageous”. Michal Shapiro of Huffinton Post saw the band live at Womex in Thessaloniki, Greece:
”I cannot imagine Tsuumi Sound System getting any tighter or more exciting. The energy is all there, plus an excellent combination of Finnish fiddle music with a rock steady rhythm section.”
In 2018 Tsuumi Sound System focused on recordings of their new album “Blinking Light” which is a beautiful weave of ethno, jazz, rock and cinematic music. It was released in November 2018 in the Nordic Countries following by worldwide releasing in November 2019 (with Neil Grant Music Production in GAS countries).
Tsuumi Sound System on Blinking Light is:
Tero Hyväluoma, fiddle
Hannu Kella, accordion
Joakim Berghäll, saxophones & percussion
Pilvi Järvelä, piano & harmonium
Jani Kivelä, guitar & mandolin
Tarmo Anttila double bass
Jussi Nikula, drums & percussion