TUOMAS ROUNAKARI Reveals More Interesting Details of "Bear Awakener" Album, Coming Out March 13th! Tuesday February 15 2022, 12:18 PM
TUOMAS ROUNAKARI Reveals More Interesting Details of "Bear Awakener" Album, Coming Out March 13th!

TUOMAS ROUNAKARI Reveals More Interesting Details of "Bear Awakener" Album, Coming Out March 13th!

Violinist, composer, ethnomusicologist TUOMAS ROUNAKARI has revealed more interesting details of "Bear Awakener" album, read below.

“Bear Awakener has been recorded, mixed and mastered at the Verde Studio with the gear-wizard Mika Rintala. None of the modular synthesizers were not used. All of the equipment used in recording was built by Mika - microphones, pre-amps, EQ and even the mixing console and electrostatic monitors. All with the best parts from the leading audio makers coupled with legendary tubes. 
Bear Awakener will have 11 tracks and 43min in total.
All art work have been selected and are final from photographs to drawings and historical images. Mechanical fees and legal stuff are cleared and paid. So the CD is now fully ready for replication.
The regular edition is waiting for the final touch in the graphic design and then all will be sent to the printing factory this week!
The Special edition will have several hand-made parts. All of those samples have been approved and are already been made one-by-one. The extended booklet will also be final soon after we are done with the regular booklet. More bear amulets are on the way from Siberia. Every detail of the production is now up and running in full speed.
Pre-orders here at the Indiegogo will continue to the end of February at https://igg.me/at/bearawakener! 
Thank you all for making this happen!!!”

“This is music that gods are listening to” said Pekko Käppi after having listened through the freshly finished mastered tracks.

Pre-orders here at the Indiegogo will continue to the end of February at https://igg.me/at/bearawakener!

Planned release date of "Bear Awakener" is on March 13th 2022! According to an ancient Finnish bear calendar this date marked the end of winter hibernation and awakening of the bears. 

At the beginning of January Tuomas posted online a video, expressing his gratitude to all the crowdfunding campaign contributors for the new "Bear Awakener", which reached its goal in less than 12 hours! In case you missed, watch the video here: https://www.facebook.com/watch?v=2088130888009225


Just recently Tuomas unveiled three Episodes for "Bear Awakener" and its backgrounds and meanings.

In case you missed, watch the episodes here:
Episode 1 -

Episode 2 -

Episode 3 -

Also watch 
-Tuomas unboxing the unique Bear Amulets, created by a shamanic artist Angela Bazaron: https://www.facebook.com/shamanviolin/videos/278449967500776
-1st teaser for "Bear Awakener": https://www.facebook.com/shamanviolin/videos/285653149947539

What is "Bear Awakener"?
The name Bear Awakener comes from specific songs sung in order to awaken the bear. This album dives deep into the bear myths and is designed to re-awaken or cherish anyones connection with this mythical entity.

The myth of a bear's origin is identical among the Finns and the indigenous Khanty and Mansi people. Both cultures run ceremonial Bear feasts that last several days. Many songs, dances and plays are performed in honor of the bear. Tuomas Rounakari has studied the bear feast songs of all of these cultures. There are thousands of verses containing bear related myths in the vast archives of Finland and the tradition is now returning among the Khanty and Mansi. 


TUOMAS ROUNAKARI is an internationally acclaimed violinist, composer and ethnomusicologist from Finland. He is a one-man-band blending violin, vocals and stomping with ankle-bells. In his performance he enters various trance-states. In this album he will also be playing a traditional Khanty instrument called Ning-juh.

Tuomas is inspired by different forms of dialogue; man and nature, the seen and the unseen world, ancient and future. His first solo album Shamanviolin was a result of ethnomusicological studies of the earliest 20th century wax-cylinder recordings from Siberia. These studies have also led to many collaborations with indigenous artists. He is one of the few artists who have actually returned their art to native communities for evaluation and development.

Enjoy online concert from Kaustinen Folk Music Festival 2020. Shamanviolin at Pauanne is a full-length online concert produced by the Kaustinen Folk Music Festival 2020. The concert was filmed at the magical Pauanne where a community of folk musicians and folk healers used to live in the 1980’s. All buildings are fully hand made with many mythological decorations. This Shamanviolin concert ends with lament melodies in a burnt down sauna. The magic and unique beauty of this place is still strong. A perfect environment for my music.

Watch here and sign up to his newsletter at https://rounakari.com/watch-full-video-for-free/

Also watch 
-Tuomas' performance video, a throwback to Tokyo 2017, from the materials of 'Live in Japan' documentary by Kimmo Kuusniemi:

-'Farewell of Kamas People' -

-'Langetus' -

More information at
TUOMAS ROUNAKARI: www.rounakari.com | www.facebook.com/shamanviolin
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