The world turns... and WOMADelaide returns to its spiritual home in Botanic Park / Tainmuntilla! Join us among the Moreton Bay Fig trees for a cultural adventure for all ages, with a captivating program of more than 100 performances across seven stages, the Planet Talks forum, KidZone, art and cooking workshops, the global village & so much more.
Together we've grown up over 30 joyous years sharing the very best music, arts and dance from this diverse, eclectic and fascinating world of ours. Come and celebrate our 30th with the birthday party to end all parties - we've certainly all earned it!
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With their fierce, fresh beatbox rhythms and other-worldly harmonies, Tuuletar have taken a novel approach to traditional Finnish folk music. Pioneering the genre of ‘vocal folk hop’, the singers won the prestigious Finnish EMMA award (the equivalent to a Grammy) for the best ethno album in 2017 and continue to enchant audiences with their ethereal, tribal energy.
WORKSHOP: This workshop will introduce the audience to a vibrant world of vocal sounds as well as the fascinating Finnish language. The four versatile vocalists from Tuuletar present several different sounds, effects and techniques, all produced merely with a human voice. They demonstrate some of the traditional singing styles from Finland and Scandinavia as well as more global vocal art forms such as overtone singing, beatboxing, flute notes and bird sounds. The audience will get to try out different vocal techniques, learn some Finnish lyrics and sing with Tuuletar, accompanying them on one of their original compositions.