Today, April 14, Finnish violinist, composer, ethnomusicologist TUOMAS ROUNAKARI has released his new album Bear Awakener, available now at https://rounakari.bandcamp.com!
Tuomas shared: “The snow is melting in the north and the Bears are finally Awakening after a long and dark winter. Today is the release day of the Bear Awakener – album.
“It all began with a generous help of fans via the successful Indiegogo Campaign in last November. Many twists and turns later the album is finally here! Preorders have been sent and the unique Special Edition Gift-Boxes are being sent one by one in the near days.
“Bear Awakener is not available in the major streaming platforms. Digital version at Bandcamp only :-)“
Awakening the Bear is a symbol of succumbing to the greater forces of existence. Awakening a new energy while being more connected to the ancient. And first and foremost – opening to a dialogue with mythical entities and re-creating harmonious and long lasting relationships with our surroundings, including human and non-human beings, seen and unseen worlds.
The songs in this album are formed by Khanty, Mansi, Carelian and Finnish ancestors. They carry a resonance of those before us who were better equipped to collaborate with nature in a sustainable and self-sufficient way. Such songs have always been Tuomas’ best teachers.