Culture

Reykjavík Blues Festival Begins

The annual Reykjavík Blues Festival opened on Saturday and runs through April 2. This year’s festival celebrates the 100th birthdays of Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon.

Icelanders Love the Theater

Every Icelander visited the theater more than once in 2014, according to the latest numbers from Statistics Iceland. A total of 375,000 visits to theater plays and the opera were registered last year.

Ólafur Arnalds Tops UK Charts

The Chopin Project by award-winning Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds and German-Japanese pianist Alice Sara Ott, was number one on the UK’s Official Classical Charts last week. Meanwhile, Björk’s latest album, Vulnicura, which has received critical acclaim, is number 14 overall on the  UK’s...

Icelandic Music Stars Selling More Fish?

People who have been selling Icelandic goods to the USA for decades say that attitudes have become a lot more positive and that it is now easier to do their jobs than ever before—in no small way thanks to the worldwide attention gained by Icelandic musicians including Björk, Sigur Rós and Of...

Of Monsters and Men Release New Song

Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men released the first song, ‘Crystals,’ off their upcoming album yesterday. One of Iceland’s most loved actors, Sigurður Sigurjónsson, appears in the video, miming the words to the song.

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