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 three CD’s have received a combined 14/15 stars from Songlines. ”Gorgeous textures, stealthy invention and sheer beauty”, Fiona Talkington wrote of their last 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.”
Next year Tsuumi Sound System will take their new material to the studio, producing what will become their fourth album to be released in 2018.
Tsuumi Sound System 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