Iceland Airwaves Interview: Gruska Babuska (LISTEN)

We’re headed to Airwaves to cover Iceland Airwaves Music Festival and other cultural stories beginning Sunday, 10/30! Follow along on our adventures via our Iceland Airwaves 2016 daily blog and hear a preview interview with a band performing at the 2016 Iceland Airwaves Music Festival below.

The Reykjavik  band Grúska Babúska emphasizes femininity within its eclectic and dynamic sound. Made up of six women, Grúska Babúska is a vibrant addition to Iceland’s music scene.

“Gruska” means “search for the hidden gem” in Icelandic. A “Babuska” is a Russian nesting doll, which for Grúska Babúska, contains very female-like symbology. The band has released music through packaged Babuska dolls and plays shows in untraditional spaces throughout Iceland.

Grúska Babúska member Harpa Fönn Sigurjónsdóttir explains more on why the band is drawn to women and how they create their unique sound.

Grúska Babúska will be playing on Friday, November 4 at 8:50 p.m. at the Idnó Theatre during Iceland Airwaves 2016.

About Sarah Matthews

Columbia College Chicago Arts Management student // 98.7 WFMT Exploring Music Intern
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