Kari Ikonen Quartet Al-Qantara

(photo by Maarit Kytöharju)

Kari Ikonen – piano (w. Maqiano Microtuning System)
Kheir-eddine M’Kachiche – violin
Anders Jormin – double bass
Markku Ounaskari – drums

“Qantara” means “bridge” in Arabic. This bridge connects and blends two different music cultures – Arabic and Nordic. The result is a unique combination of elegant harmonies, microtonal maqamat, open space, improvisation, delightful rhythms and abundance of sounds & colours… more info and some music coming soon!

(photo by Timo Lind)