From Iceland — John Grant Presents Icelandic Music In BBC Special

John Grant Presents Icelandic Music In BBC Special

Published December 22, 2014

Nanna Árnadóttir
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Sebastien Dehesdin

American musician, John Grant, who recently relocated to Reykjavík hosted a winter solstice music special on BBC 6 called “Songs from a Dark Place”, reports RÚV.

The show documented the rise of Iceland’s music scene and included tracks by Björk, The Sugarcubes, Sigur Rós, Ben Frost and contributions from Ólöf Arnalds, Ásgeir and Mammút and Fufanu, who were recently handpicked by Damon Albarn to support him at the Royal Albert Hall.

Listen to the programme yourself on the BBC iPlayer Radio.

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