Coffee Break: Iceland

Iceland Airwaves retrospective
Iceland landscape (Nate Ryan | MPR)

This week we are celebrating the music and culture of Iceland. For the past couple years, The Current has ventured to Iceland Airwaves in Reykjavik to cover brand-new music. Now, we at The Current have invited some folks from Iceland to come to the Twin Cities.

It's all part of Taste of Iceland in Minneapolis, a series of events that includes a cocktail class on the rooftop bar at the Hewing Hotel, an Icelandic menu at the Red Stag Supper Club, and a free show on Friday night at the Fine Line Music Cafe showcasing Icelandic artists Kalan Mikla and Mammut, plus local band The Bad Man for another unique music exchange.

We're also giving you a chance to go to Iceland this coming November for the 2019 Iceland Airwaves music festival. Enter for your chance to win here.

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from Icelandic artists?

Respond with your song ideas in the comments below.

Have an idea for a Coffee Break topic? Submit your idea for a future theme and browse past Coffee Breaks in our archive. Or, when you register for a Minnesota Public Radio account, you can send requests via Alexa, too Just say "Alexa, ask The Current to play Song by Artist" e.g. "Alexa, ask The Current to play Left of the Dial by The Replacements."

Songs played

Mammut - Believe
Emiliana Torrini - Unemployed In Summertime
200.000 naglbitar - Allt I Heimi Her
Kaelan Mikla - Naeturblom
Sigur Ros - Hoppipolla
The Sugarcubes - Motor Crash


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