In the a cappella groupMAZE Voices from Rotterdam twenty great vocal talents have come together; together they explore the maze of endless possibilities and sound colors of vocal music. Under the direction of Merel MartensMAZE Voices presents a repertoire of original pieces and surprising arrangements of well-known songs. Playful pop improvisations and the fascinating method of "vocal leadership" distinguish the group. With this unique approach to a cappella singing,MAZE2017 won the BALK TOPfestival, the most important a cappella festival in Holland, just one year after their formation. The group's passion for singing together is great to listen to, beautiful to watch - and contagious! Prepare to be a-MAZE-d!
Wild energy and rapturous harmonies: The vocal groupTuuletarcreates a soundscape where beatbox rhythms meet Finnish folk songs and global influences. With their refreshingly invigorating 'vocal folk hop', Tuuletardas enchant audiences worldwide and celebrate their tenth stage anniversary in 2022.
The four singers Venla Ilona Blom (beatboxing and vocals), Sini Koskelainen (vocals), Johanna Kyykoski (vocals) and Piia Säilynoja (vocals) met while studying at the Royal Danish Academy of Music. Since 2012, Tuuletar has been captivating audiences with a mixture of chamber pop, hip-hop, beatboxing and traditional folk melodies from Finnish, Nordic and Karelian musical heritage, and incidentally established a new genre, 'vocal folk hop'. The debut albumTules Maas Vedes Taivaal(2016) was in the world music charts, the follow-up albumRajatila/Borderline(2019) thrilled the music press as a "stirring amalgam of tradition and modernity" and in the cult series 'Game of Thrones' wolves roam lonely winter landscapes to their song.
Performing artists: MAZE Voices (NL) & Tuuletar (FIN)
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