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Video from the 20th anniversary of Tummel!

Tummel is the path breaking klezmer and Balkan band that with ever-present energy takes your heart on a bungy jump. Known as a formidable live band, the Tumlers have for over 25 years managed to turn many a crowd into a roaring, shaking, ferocious mega party. With the motto “music for restless souls”, the band re-invents the traditional East European music and turns it into something completely their own. The band’s albums, OY! (2001), Transit (2004), Payback Time(2009) and Push (2014) have received lots of very enthusiastic reviews. Tummel has toured extensively both in Sweden and across Europe, worked with Music schools and orchestras, and also has  done workshops, music camps, and a joint performance together with the Finnish dance group Tsuumi, with the title “Herd Behaviour”.

Dance! A symphonic, dancing journey to the east.

In “Tanz!”, dance music is in focus. Joy, madness and groove from various Eastern European folk traditions are mixed with newly written and classical orchestral arrangements. The result is an irresistible and playful concert program. Klezmer/Balkan veterans Tummel, together with conductor Daniel Hansson, have dug deep into the Eastern European musical tradition and created a unique program of orchestral works inspired by traditional Eastern European music and composers such as Prokofiev, Bartok and Brahms. This is mixed with a selection of Tummel’s own compositions in traditional style provided with tasteful orchestral arrangements by Daniel Fjellström. The pieces of music in the program slide in and out of each other in an interplay between Tummel and the orchestra, where the members of Tummel sometimes act as soloists, sometimes play themselves, and sometimes the whole orchestra chases in front of them. When differences and similarities between Eastern European folk music and art music are explored in “Tanz!”, the music speaks for itself. The content will be an open-minded and engaging program with roots in tradition and branches in the present. The program was first performed with the Malmö Academic Orchestra in 2023, and has since been performed once more with them.

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School/Family concerts

Flyttfåglar. Photo: Carl Moberg. Klick on the image to download in high resolution!

Flyttfåglar (Migrating birds) is a combined film and school concert which tells the story of the band members’ and their families’ histories, which are all filled with migration, as is the history of Mankind generally. The film is made in cooperation with the director Carl Moberg. The project can also be combined with a workshop where the pupils are encouraged to investigate and share their own family histories.

Tummel with young musicians!

Tummel has great experience in working together with young musicians on different levels. For the really young musicians, we have our Two note songs, where the students only need to know two notes to be able to play along! We have developed this together with El Sistema Kristianstad. (watch video above!) For a bit more advanced students, we have the material Bojan Allstars, three songs that are arranged on differnt complexity levels for all possible instruments. That material is published by Gehrmans.

Herd Behavior

Herd Behavior in Helsinki april 2017, photo by Antti Yrjönen. Click on image to download high resolution pictures!

Herd Behavior is a show mixing elements of music, dance and performance, in which the audience take a very active part. The show concists of a number of tableaus, “worlds”, where different aspects of human herd behavior, good and bad, is studied and problematized.  Besides Tummel and dancers from Tsuumi Dance Theatre,  every performance involves one or more local “herds”, who may or may bring their own rehearsed material into the performance. There is no stage, but the performance takes place right among the audience, which is incouraged to participate and interact with the performance. You can see more pictures from the premiere in Helsinki  here!

Parties and events

“It was totally amazing to drive into the yard, and hear you play while the guests were chatting. Your music contributed with magic!”

Irina and Lage, bride and groom.

Tummel often plays at weddings, birthdays and other parties, and also at corporate events of different kinds. Our joyful, vivacious music is the perfect party starter!


Since 2015, Tummel is a quintet, consisting of

    • Pär Moberg, saxophone
    • Daniel Pergament, drums
    • Jonatan Ahlbom, tuba
    • Tobias Allvin, guitar and bouzouki
    • Annika Jessen, clarinet

In Flyttfåglar, Annika is replaced by the Maccedonian clarinet virtuoso Blagoj Lamnjov and Daniel by Danish/Argentinean drummer Fernando Massino.

A selection of previous concerts:

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Upcoming and recent concerts:

  • 20th of January 2017: private function, Malmö, Sweden
  • 27th of January 2017: “Flyttfåglar” is performed at the Holocaust Rememberance day in Burlöv, Sweden
  • 28th of April 2017: Premiere fo “Herd Behaviour” with Tsuumi at Valssaamofest in Helsinki, FI. The project is supported by Kulturkontakt Nord.
  • 13th of May 2017: Private function, Lomma, SE.
  • 1st of June 2017: performance at conference, Helsinborg, SE.
  • 1st of July 2017: private function, Malmö, SE
  • 17th to 18th of August 2017: School performances of Flyttåglar for College students in Ystad, SE
  • 28th of August 2017:private function, Torne, SE.
  • 27th to 28th of Sept and 2nd of Oct 2017: School performances of Flyttfåglar in Ystad for High school.
  • 30/9 2017: Tummel celebrates the bands’ 20th anniversary  at Babel in Malmö, SE! Arranger is Mix musik.
  • 3/12 2017: We perform together with a lot of young musicians at a Childrens’ music day in Kristianstad, SE
  • 10/3 2018: private party.
  • 3/5 2018: Flyttfåglar Lund SE.
  • 25/5 2018: Flyttfåglar Hörby SE.
  • 20/7 2018: private party.
  • 4/8 2018: private party.
  • 12/8 2018: concert at Rydsgårdshus SE.
  • 16/8 2018: Concert at Malmöfestivalen SE.
  • 22/8 2018: Flyttfåglar Lund SE.
  • 25/8 2018: private party.
  • 1/9 2018: Concert at Solbyn in Dalby SE.
  • 26/9 2018: concert at a national meeting for the Hospital Church, Lund, SE.
  • 24/10 2018: Flyttfåglar Lund, SE.
  • 10-12/12 2018: Flyttfåglar Ystad SE.
  • 31/3 2019: Concert with the youth choirs of Råå congregation, SE.
  • 17/8 2019: private party.
  • 24/8 2019:private party.
  • 20/9 2019: Showcase event, Musikcentrum Väst, Gothenburg, SE.
  • 26/10 2019: performance with young klezmer musicians at the klezmer festival Klezmezz in Malmö, SE
  • 20/12 2019: Concert with Östblocket at Victoriateatern in Malmö, SE.
  • 11/1 2020: Concert at Kulturhuset Anders together with teachers and students from the Music school.
  • 27/1 2020: Holocaust Rememberance day, Malmö
  • 5/2 2020: Flyttfåglar in Lerum, Gothenburg.
  • 10/3: Private party at Purim, Malmö

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