Islaja Islaja is the moniker of Finland-born, Berlin-based sound artist Merja Kokkonen. The ever inventive musician often furnishes her malformed pop with surprising influences and bold instrumentation. Islaja’s sixth album ‘Tarrantulla’ was recorded live with percussionist Tatu Rönkkö (Liima, Efterklang). On top of that, she’s a highly charismatic stage presence, whose wry humor and impulsive left turns tend to shake up performances and recordings. Unable to show videos. Please click here to accept cookies and enable embedding of videos. back to line-up Spotify Unable to embed spotify. Please click here to accept cookies and enable playing of music.