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Kira Kira – Alchemy & Friends

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Words by Bartek Wilk Photo by Therese Precht Vadum The review was originally printed in Reykjavík On Stage (Issue 3) The title of Kira Kira’s fourth studio album speaks volumes. Alchemy & Friends, for me, offers a way to pass through a magic door to a fairy-tale world, yet not an entirely unfamiliar one. The artist behind Kira Kira, Kristín Björk, has been creating unique compositions with a special atmosphere for a long time. However, I must admit, her new album is a step towards more affordable music. Personally, I find it a good direction. Kira Kira had made us accustomed to musical experiments, compositions that did not necessarily take the shape of songs, tracks based more on sounds than melodies. But things have changed. Alchemy & Friends is filled with melodies, and of course they are kept in the right atmosphere. In many places, they are filled in with…

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The Variety of Reykjavík Folk Festival

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Words by Stína Satanía The Reykjavík Folk Festival is an annual held in the capital of Iceland since 2010. This year‘s edition set up shop in the cozy warmth of Kex Hostel, and promised to be very intriguing from the start. From the 2nd to the 4th of March 2017 I decided to take a deep dive into the world of Icelandic folk music. (more…)

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