From Iceland — Solidarity Concert To Support Ukraine

Solidarity Concert To Support Ukraine

Published March 3, 2022

Photo by
Valur Grettisson

This morning, Icelandic singers organized a solidary concert in support of Ukraine in front of the Russian Consulate in Reykjavík.

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Among the event’s organizers were Hallveig Rúnarsdóttir, the chamber choir Cantoque Ensemble, Sönghátíðin from Hafnarborg and  a singer Guðrún Jóhanna Ólafsdóttir. She said it’s important to unite and show solidarity even if you can’t sing: “Music is the international language that can touch everyone, even though we do not necessarily understand the words.”

The concert has included a new arrangement by Magnús Ragnarsson, a Ukrainian folk song, Maístjarnan by Jón Ásgeirsson and Þorkel Sigurbjörnsson’s songs. 

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