Kapteeni Arola

© Uzair Khan

© Uzair Khan

Kapteeni Arola

Kapteeni Arola mixes ethnic sounds, urban beats and shamelessly beautiful melodies, producing a live act full of energy and improvisation.

The group's multi-instrumentalists master a variety of wind, brass and string instruments as well as an arsenal of ethnic percussions and make full use of this vast and interesting sound palette. With strong backgrounds in jazz, funk, world music, klezmer, electronic and classical music, Kapteeni Arola is used to cross genre borders.

The band fluently creates new music out of ingredients from the distant cultures of Arabian, African and South American countries. The young and skillful musicians live in the moment and follow the music where it wants to go. The result is adventurous and brave music that breathes and sounds fresh.

Ilkka Arola – trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals, composing and arranging
Ukko Heinonen – tenor and soprano sax, flute, glockenspiel, vocals
Akusti Turtonen – cello, acoustic guitar, banjo, ukulele, vocals
Philip Holm – double bass, vocals
Joel Kallio – tabla, berimbau, pandeiro, conga and other percussion, vocals
Aleksi Tanhuala – drums, percussion, vocals

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