Iceland Music Export presents Reykjavik to Rotterdam festival

The second Reykjavik to Rotterdam festival will kick off in Rotterdam, Holland on 21st November 2007. The 4-day Icelandic cultural event is organised by the Reykjavik to Foundation ( and supported by Icelandic Music Export .
By: Icelandic Music Export
Aug. 7, 2007 - PRLog -- Two major Icelandic bands, Múm and Ghostigital, have both been confirmed to perform on Saturday, November 24th, and there will be two performances from the Iceland Dance Company on Friday, November 23rd.

Múm’s highly anticipated show will follow the release of their fourth studio album "Go Go Smear The Poison Ivy, Let Your Crooked Hands Be Holy" and will also introduce some new band members. Ghostigital are made up of ex-Sugarcubes singer/poet Einar Örn, and fellow sonic explorer Curver, who create a groundbreaking blend of words, beats and sounds. Ghostigital have been taking the noise scene by storm with their blend of Industrial, Bel Canto, Jazz, Rap, ‘80’s New Wave and Electronic music.

The Icelandic Dance Company’s first piece, “Open Source”, will be choreographed by Iceland's leading dance-theatre artist, Helena Jónsdóttir and composed by Skúli Sverrisson. The second performance, “Happy New Year”, is choreographed by one of Europe’s best-known choreographers, Rui Horta, who has created pieces for some of the world's foremost dance companies.

Funded by the Art and Culture Department of Rotterdam, the Reykjavik To Rotterdam festival promises to be a fascinating, diverse and profound cultural experience.

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IMX, an exciting new government sponsored initiative aims to bring together the disparate strands of Iceland’s eclectic scene under one roof. By increasing access to information about artists, collaborating with companies to promote Icelandic music abroad and organizing marketing strategies, festival and event participation, IMX will increase the visibility of Icelandic music in the international sphere, and provide an essential one-stop resource for all interested parties.


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