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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Day 2: Hjálmar

Icelandic reggae band Hjálmar combines heavy roots influence with hints of Icelandic folk, atmospheric rock, and synth-ey electronica. No one can claim that Iceland gets a lot of tropical weather, so this was a nice way to fake a little sunshine on a very blustery Icelandic afternoon at the KEX Hostel in Reykjavik. During theirRead more…

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Live Video: Hjálmar

Icelandic reggae? We know what you’re thinking. What would a bunch of Norsemen know about tropical island music? A lot, it seems. Formed in the southern Iceland town of Keflavík, Hjálmar doesn’t just play imitated Bob Marley tunes. Instead, they weave their native folk music heritage through the roots of reggae music, completely exploring aRead more…

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