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 three widely praised albums and a live session on BBC 3, and worked together with groups like Väsen and Die Deutsche Kammerfilharmonie.
Their four studio albums have received excellent reviews around the world. “Gorgeous textures, stealthy invention and sheer beauty”, Fiona Talkington wrote of Floating Letters (released in 2013). Crowds from Shetland Folk Festival to Folkest in Spilimbergo, Italy 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.”
TSUUMI SOUND SYSTEM:
Tero Hyväluoma, fiddle
Hannu Kella, accordion
Pekka Seppänen, saxophones
Pilvi Järvelä, piano & harmonium
Jani Kivelä, guitar
Olli Rantala double bass
Jussi Nikula, drums & percussion
Tsuumi Sound system will release their fifth album in January 2022!
This time it’s a first live album of the band and it’s built on the Tsuumi Sound System’s concerts during 2019-2021.
STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO!!
One of Tsuumi Sound System’s endeavours has been an orchestra collaboration project, in which twelve of their original songs have been re-arranged to be played together by Tsuumi Sound System and a symphony orchestra.
This collaboration was done with great success in 2008 and 2014 with Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen in two sold out concerts in Sommer in Lesmona Festival. The collaboration with Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie continued in May 2015 with a concert conducted by Alejo Perez at the prestigious concert hall Die Glocke in Bremen.
Tsuumi Sound System is actively searching for new orchestras to collaborate with. In case you are representing an orchestra and interested in hearing more about the orchestra collaboration, please contact Tsuumi Sound System’s management.