Icelandic Music: Bjork and More



    COLUMBIA, Md., April 30 /CNW/ -- Music professionals have said the voices
of Icelandic singers blend together so tightly that you'd think they were all
siblings. The quality and the purity are exceptional. Maybe it has something
to do with the fresh air or the pristine water. Whatever it is, it is obvious
that the international music scene has been infused with a sound that has
captured audiences around the globe.
    Where once Bjork and the Sugarcubes were an Icelandic anomaly, her fame
and popularity are now stronger than ever, considering the buzz surrounding
her US appearances and the release of her latest CD. In her wake, groups like
Leaves, Sigur Ros, Gus Gus, Mum, Minus, have mounted a sort of Icelandic
invasion on the global stage. And it's not all Alternative music any more. The
classical voice of tenor Gardar Thor Cortes is attracting crowds to his
concerts in Britain and will surely draw raves from Il Divo fans when he
reaches the shores of America. He's easy on the eyes, too.
    Hip hop, jazz, funk, rock. It's all there. And best of all, it's all over
Iceland. Walk around the popular club area of downtown Reykjavik on any given
night and you're sure to find an array of live music in its colorful bars and
pubs. Sit and listen or dance your heart out. Your choice.
    Iceland has become the "in" destination in Europe. Its awe-inspiring
Nature is legendary. Dig a little deeper and you'll discover that the heart
and soul of Iceland is in its art, its culture and its music. Whatever your
taste, it's easy to find in Iceland.
    For additional information about Iceland, call your Professional Travel
Agent or contact Icelandair at (800) 223-5500 or at www.icelandair.com.

    Bjork's new CD is available May 7; check out www.Bjork.com for the
singer's latest news.





For further information:

For further information: Debbie Scott, manager, Communications & Media 
Relations - The Americas, of Icelandair, +1-410-715-5153, 
debbie@icelandair.is Web Site: http://www.icelandair.com                 
http://www.Bjork.com


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