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Final Iceland Cultural Story: Recycling and Waste Management (LISTEN)

Our Covering International Music Fests: Iceland class is a wrap but the memories live on! Hear our full radio documentary and explore our class blog (listen to one of the cultural story segments from the final radio documentary below). Also check out … Continue reading

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Iceland Cultural Story: World’s First Drone Delivery Service [Listen]

Stay tuned for our Iceland Airwaves 2017 final radio documentary, which will air on December 17th at 5 p.m., with encore presentations on December 24th and December 31st at 5 p.m. on WCRX-FM 88.1 in Chicago (live stream here). In the meantime, listen to … Continue reading

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Iceland Airwaves 2017 Daily Blog Eight (11/6) Iceland, You Make My Heart Skip a Beat

After eight days of adventure, stepping completely out of my comfort zone and no sleep, we are headed to Keflavík International Airport to catch our 16:45 flight back to Chicago. As I reflect on my time here in this beautiful country, … Continue reading

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Iceland Airwaves Live Review (11/04) Rythmatik, Childhood, GusGus

Today, we traveled to the Þingvellir National Park and the Golden Circle. Getting to see and appreciate the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall and Geysers was indescribably breathtaking. After spending a day taking in Iceland’s natural beauty and nearly freezing our heads … Continue reading

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Iceland Airwaves Live Review (11/03) Ragga Grondal, Jon Jonsson, Arab Strap

Ragga Gröndal (Gamla Bíó @ 19:30)  Starting off the evening of Iceland Airwaves day three, Ragnheiður Gröndal (Ragga) performed a breathtaking set at Gamla Bíó. Her angelic and crystal-like voice left the audience speechless and sent chills through the room … Continue reading

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Iceland Airwaves 2017 Live Review (11/02) Tilbury, Tofa, AFK

Tilbury (20:00 @Hverfusbarinn)  Tonight at 19:30, the doors of Hverfusbarinn opened and people rushed in to experience a close and intimate performance by Tilbury. The Icelandic band transformed the small bar into a mysterious and suspenseful room by playing adventurous … Continue reading

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Iceland Airwaves 2017 Live Review (11/1) Disa, CeaseTone, Oyama

This morning, the sun busted through the clouds over Reykjavík, making the city sunny and somewhat warm. There could not have been a more perfect day for Iceland Airwaves 2017 to kickoff. At 17:30, people filled the local record store, … Continue reading

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Iceland Airwaves Daily Blog 2 (10/31) And I thought Chicago was Cold and Rainy

It was 6 am sharp, and my eyes popped open to the sound of my alarm and the pain of my roommate shoving me to wake up. It’s day two in Iceland and instead of gallivanting around Reykjavík and taking … Continue reading

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Icelandair to Airwaves Daily Blog Day One (10/30)

After a six-hour plane ride, and 18-plus hours of no sleep, we are finally in Reykjavík, Iceland. Whether it was our adrenaline or the surprising warm weather, we somehow stayed awake for over 24 hours now. Day one has been … Continue reading

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Iceland Airwaves Band Interview: Rythmatik (LISTEN)

We’re heading to Iceland Airwaves 2017 to review the festival and report on Icelandic cultural stories, beginning tomorrow. Tune in to WCRX-FM 88.1 live in Chicago or via livestream TODAY at 1 p.m. CT and the rebroadcast on tomorrow at 5 … Continue reading

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