Perhaps you’ve heard a little something about Iceland before. You know that it’s an island country in the Northern Atlantic, it was settled by Vikings, and it has produced famous recording artists such as Björk. But did you know that it’s also a country where one in 10 people will publish a book? Or that it is one of the most active volcanic areas on the entire planet? Or that the mythology tales of Nordic gods still told today can be traced back to the country’s Poetic Edda from more than 1,000 years ago?
This fall, eight Columbia College Chicago students will journey nearly 3,000 miles via the Covering International Festivals: Iceland course to attend the Iceland Airwaves Festival in Reykjavík. As part of this journey, we’ve composed a series of preview stories that highlight Iceland’s rich tradition of culture. Hear about the sort of food that will be encountered, the influx of Hollywood movies coming to shoot in Iceland, the country’s many talented artists such as Asgeir, and their unique relationship with elves. All these stories and more can be heard tomorrow, October 16th, from 7:00-9:00 pm on WCRX 88.1 FM and WCRXFM.com. Don’t have a radio in your car or apartment? No problem: stream the program live tomorrow evening right here: Iceland Preview Stories
Make sure to visit our Iceland Airwaves Blog beginning October 30th for live reviews, daily updates, interviews, and much more about the trip.
Iceland :30 Preview Story Promo