Icelandic Music: Bjork and More

Apr 30, 2007, 01:00 ET from Icelandair

    COLUMBIA, Md., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Music professionals have said
 the voices of Icelandic singers blend together so tightly that you'd think
 they were all siblings. The quality and the purity are exceptional. Maybe
 it has something to do with the fresh air or the pristine water. Whatever
 it is, it is obvious that the international music scene has been infused
 with a sound that has captured audiences around the globe.
     Where once Bjork and the Sugarcubes were an Icelandic anomaly, her fame
 and popularity are now stronger than ever, considering the buzz surrounding
 her US appearances and the release of her latest CD. In her wake, groups
 like Leaves, Sigur Ros, Gus Gus, Mum, Minus, have mounted a sort of
 Icelandic invasion on the global stage. And it's not all Alternative music
 any more. The classical voice of tenor Gardar Thor Cortes is attracting
 crowds to his concerts in Britain and will surely draw raves from Il Divo
 fans when he reaches the shores of America. He's easy on the eyes, too.
     Hip hop, jazz, funk, rock. It's all there. And best of all, it's all
 over Iceland. Walk around the popular club area of downtown Reykjavik on
 any given night and you're sure to find an array of live music in its
 colorful bars and pubs. Sit and listen or dance your heart out. Your
     Iceland has become the "in" destination in Europe. Its awe-inspiring
 Nature is legendary. Dig a little deeper and you'll discover that the heart
 and soul of Iceland is in its art, its culture and its music. Whatever your
 taste, it's easy to find in Iceland.
     For additional information about Iceland, call your Professional Travel
 Agent or contact Icelandair at (800) 223-5500 or at
     Bjork's new CD is available May 7; check out for the
 singer's latest news.

SOURCE Icelandair