The Covering International Festivals: Iceland class is gearing up for the flight to Reykjavík, Iceland! We took over the WCRX 88.1 FM airwaves on Monday, October 27th for a few hours playing music from the bands we will be covering, the stories we have produced and some previews to the pieces that we’ll be working on while we’re over there. No worries if you missed it; catch up on everything you need to know right here. Click “continue reading” below to hear the show.
CELL7 is a Filipino-Icelandic rapper that will be taking the stage this year at Iceland Airwaves 2014. You can catch her November 8th at 1:10 GMT/8:10 PM CT. When CELL7 takes the stage in Iceland this year she will be debuting some new music and playing most of her first solo album CELLF.
Listen as CELL7 discusses the hip-hop culture in Iceland, the challenges of getting back into music after taking 15 years off to pursue a career as a sound engineer, and more.
No matter where you are in the world, mass protests can get out of hand, and the police sometimes have little patience for it. In Ferguson, Missouri, protesters began setting fires, looting stores and clashing with police. In return, the police flaunted military-grade weapons in response. It’s a pretty common scenario.
But Iceland had a revolution in 2008 that forced the government to resign, and some consider it to be one of the more peaceful revolutions in history. Listen to learn how Icelanders, in part, were able to accomplish this.