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Iceland’s Kira Kira to Open Helsinki Festival

Icelandic musician Kira Kira will play at the opening of the Helsinki Festival in Finland on August 20 along with her collaborators Smauli Kosminen and Eiríkur Orri and three Finnish contrabass and contrabass clarinet players.

Kira Kira (center, front).

The show will be “a kind of imaginary soundtrack to a beautiful horror film, quite noisy and gently gut-wrenching,” as Kira Kira told

Kira Kira, which is the stage name of Kristín Björk Kristjánsdóttir, is planning to stay in Finland after the festival to start recording her new album in Kosminen’s studio.

Meanwhile her debut Skotta has just been released in Japan with two bonus tracks, including a new song called “Floorkiller”.

The Helsinki Festival, which takes place from August 20 to September 9, includes music, theater, dance, circus, visual art, poetry, a children’s program and more. For further information, visit the festival’s website.

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