Ilkka Arola Sound Tagine

Cinematic adventure music with influence from Middle-Eastern, African and Nordic music traditions.

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Ilkka Arola is a worldbeat artist who likes to experiment with sounds of the world. Traveling in Middle East and Africa has had a great impact on his music as well as recognizing his own roots in Nordic culture. His special Quartertone trumpet and flugelhorn allow him to play Arabic maqams and other microtonal music.

Ilkka Arola Sound Tagine consists of six musicians from the top of the Finnish rhythmic music scene. Bringing together musicians from different music genres creates an interesting mix of folk and jazz expression spiced up with modern beats and cinematic soundscapes. The band is known for its powerful live shows filled with emotional expression and irresistibly catchy grooves.

Their new album 'Land Ahead!' is released in October 2019 (Flame Jazz Records).

Looking for:

Ilkka Arola Sound Tagine is interested in gigs around the globe. The band is looking for connections with venues and festival bookers as well as booking agencies working outside of Finland.


Ilkka Arola
+35850 3425934

participating in

  • WOMEX 2019
  • WOMEX 2018
  • WOMEX 2017


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