Stelpur Rokka! (Girls Rock!), a rock ‘n’ roll summer camp that encourages young women to take up music, begins next week.
Bæjarins Bestu reports that the event will be held from August 15 to 17 in Hólmavík, northwest Iceland. The camp is open to all young women and trans women aged 12 to 16, regardless of ethnicity, language, disability, religion, sexual orientation or income.
There are 20 places currently open for the Stelpur Rokka, where young women can learn how to play instruments, compose songs, and finally, perform for friends and family.
Operating under the umbrella of the Girls Rock Camp Alliance – which has organised events in the US, Germany and Sweden, amongst other places – the Icelandic version is bring conducted by Áslaug Einarsdóttir, along with Sunna Ingólfsdóttir, Auður Viðarsdóttir and Ingibjörg Elsa Turchi.
Last year, there were three Stelpur Rokka camps, in Reykjavík and Akureyri, in addition to a third camp for women over the age of 18. In all, 68 young women comprised 15 bands.
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