Reykjavik Calling Returns to Seattle for a FREE Show at Neumos on Friday, October 28 – Doors at 8 pm
SEATTLE, Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Reykjavik Calling is back in Seattle for a second year with an expanded international line-up featuring musicians from Seattle, Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands. The “sister city” showcase was born out of a clear musical and cultural tie between Seattle and Reykjavik and to celebrate the talented musicians and new music emerging from both cities. The inaugural showcase in 2010 clearly struck the right chord with Seattle music fans who packed the venue to capacity to enjoy a truly unique night of music.
Organizers, including KEXP and Iceland Naturally, are bringing back the showcase and expanding the international reach to include musicians from Greenland, and the Faroe Islands. The 21+ show is Friday, Oct. 28 at 8:00 p.m. and is FREE to the public until capacity is reached. The showcase is presented by KEXP in partnership with the City of Reykjavik, Icelandair, and Iceland Naturally.
Musicians featured in the 2011 showcase include:
REPRESENTING THE NORTH
“It’s always a pleasure to do anything in association with KEXP, the prime mover in revivifying an international audience for post-boom Seattle music,” said Sean Nelson, former front man of Harvey Danger and founding member of The Long Winters. I look forward to meeting the Iceland contingent, and helping to form a musical/cultural bridge between here and Reykjavik–especially since building a literal one seems impractical.”
Each Seattle artist has been paired with an international counterpart to encourage collaboration on their performances, which will inevitably give fans an evening full of new sounds and exciting collaboration.
“Last year was an amazing opportunity to experience what happens when two cities so steeped in music collide,” said Hlynur Gudjonsson, Consul and Iceland’s Trade Commissioner for North America. “Once again we are honored to share the stage with talented Seattle artists and perform for fans that share our appreciation for music.”
While many of these artist’s home countries may seem far, they are a lot closer than one might think. Thanks to Icelandair’s non-stop flight from Seattle to Iceland, travelers only have to fly a few short hours to experience the creative and vibrant Nordic culture for themselves.
Reykjavik Calling collaborates with the Nordic Fashion Biennale, an international exhibition of Nordic design and fashion from Sept. 30 – Nov. 13 at the Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle.
For more information on the Sister City Showcase: Reykjavik Calling and Iceland Naturally visit http://www.icelandnaturally.com/reykjavikcalling .
SOURCE Iceland Naturally