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Seyðisfjörður Mudslides: Artists Raise Funds Through Online Art Festival

By Gréta Sigríður Einarsdóttir

Saman fyrir Seyðisfjörð
Photo: Saman fyrir Seyðisfjörð.

Ásgeir, Hatari, JFDR, Vök, and Bríet are among the musicians collaborating in a schedule of online charity performances, taking place January 25-31. The program is organised by the Red Cross of Iceland and a community-driven project Saman Fyrir Seyðisfjörð, to support the rebuilding efforts of the Seyðisfjörður community following the devastating mudslides that destroyed several buildings in town just before Christmas 2020.

The event is organised by the Red Cross in Iceland, the artists themselves, and Saman fyrir Seyðisfjörð, a collaborative project that works to support the rebuilding of the Seyðisfjörður community by hosting an online schedule of performances and artwork donated by the creative community of Iceland. Saman fyrir Seyðisfjörð translates as Together for Seyðisfjörður and on their social media, they have been sharing some behind-the-scenes looks into the lives of the community in Seyðisfjörður. For years, the Seyðisfjörður community has hosted artistic education programs, artist residencies and the Lunga Art festival, embracing and nurturing a creative connection to a global community of artists, that now wants to give back to the town’s residents.

Saman fyrir Seyðisfjörð will be streaming on samanfyrirseydisfjord.info, January 25-31. The program includes performances from, Ásgeir, Bríet, Sillus X Hermigervill, Bjartar Sveiflur, Sykur, Hjaltalin, Halldór Eldjárn, Hatari, Vök, JFDR, Cyber, Benni Hemm Hemm & Prins Póló & Ívar Pétur, Abby Portner, Sunna Margrét, Sexy Lazer, Samantha Shay & Andrew Thomas Huang, Hrafn Bogdan, Sodill, Crystal Lubrikunt, Forest Law, Augnablik, Rex Pistols, Pamela Angela, MSEA, Una Björg Magnúsdóttir, Nana Anine, Boris Vitazek, Supersport! and many more to be announced later.

All donations raised by Saman fyrir Seyðisfjörð will go towards rebuilding and supporting the community of Seyðisfjörður. Saman fyrir Seyðisfjörð funds will be distributed by the Red Cross in collaboration with the community in Seyðisfjörður. Text ‘HJALP’ to 1900 (from an Icelandic phone) to donate 2,900 ISK or go to gefa.raudikrossinn.is/9544 for Icelandic and international donations.

 

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