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Arima Soul

Makala, Lidia Insausti, Paul San Martin & Hilario Rodeiro

ARIMA SOUL is the new Soul music project (“Arima” means “Soul” in Basque) created by Mikel Makala (bass) and Lidia Insausti (vocals), later joined by Paul San Martin (keyboards) and Hilario Rodeiro (drums).

With a clear influence of Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Funk, Jazz-Groove of the 70’s, but also with an eye on the contemporary Neo-Soul style.

In their live shows, in addition to playing their own songs sung in Basque, they perform covers of some exponents of the genre such as Etta James, Curtis Mayfield, Marie “Queenie” Lyons,…

In the summer of 2020 they recorded an EP with 5 original songs at Fredi Peláez’s Pottoko studio.

At the beginning of 2021, they are nominated as “Best New Group” in the “Enlace Funk Awards 2020”. And in the summer of 2021, they released a 7′ vinyl single, on Enlace Funk Discos label in Madrid, which is getting good reviews.

They have given a dozen concerts around our geography, in venues such as: Dabadaba, Be Club!, Modelo Aretoa,…, as well as at festivals such as: Musikaire (Elorrio), Tolosandblues (Tolosa), Jazz Herrian (Agurain), Atlantikaldia (Renteria),… and at the genuine Altxerri Jazz Club during the week of the 56th Jazzaldia, International Jazz Festival of Donostia-San Sebastián.

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