MA Rouf

January 13, 2021
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MA Rouf is a quartet playing Middle-Eastern rhythms with Scandinavian jazz influences.

MA Rouf’s musicians are highly regarded in Finnish jazz and have experience from a full spectrum of musical traditions. They are composer, tar player, and vocalist Marouf Majidi, saxophonist Jouni Järvelä, bassist Jukka Haavisto, and percussionist/drummer Tomi Saikkonen.

MA Rouf’s creator is the Finnish-Iranian master musician Marouf Majidi. He comes from Sanandaj, the musical capital of Kordestan, and his rich Middle Eastern heritage gives the unique and enchanting sound for their music. The roots of MA Rouf’s music are in this Middle Eastern tradition fertilised with Afro-centric and Scandinavian jazz influences.

Album: The People
Songs: Gallop | Blues of Soran | Dancing Fakir | You are You