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The Greatest Show in Iceland – Mugison’s Free Concert

After the success of his latest CD Haglél (Hail) Iceland’s top musician Mugison went on a tour of Iceland. He ended with a series of free concerts, including three in Harpa, Iceland’s new music hall in Reykjavík.

The concert (concert number two of three) was shown live on Icelandic State Radio on December 22. You can see it by clicking here.

The actual concert starts after about four minutes og the video. It you love great music it is worth watching.

Mugison’s music is a blend of rock, blues and softer music. There is no doubt that he is the greatest name in Icelandic popular music in 2011. His current band is made up of some of the best musicians in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />Iceland. In the end a choir of 100 men steps on stage.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />

He sings both in English and Icelandic. Enjoy the concert. It was a great show.

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From video shot in Stykkishólmur in November 2011 by Páll Stefánsson. Not the free concert in Harpa.

From Wikipedia:

Mugison (or Örn Elías Guðmundsson) (born 4 September 1976) is an Icelandic musician and singer who originally performed as a one-man band using a guitar and computer, but now often performs with a band. He studied in London to become a record producer.

In 2004 Mugison was recognized at the Icelandic Music Awards. His album, Mugimama Is This Monkey Music?, was named best album and his song “Murr Murr” was named best song.

Mugison got his nickname Mugison while on holiday visiting his father Muggi (Muggur) in Malaysia. His father is a karaoke singer and as the crowds at the karaoke bars in the small fishing villages they were touring had problems pronouncing his name they came to call him Mugison. Mugison is the Icelandic naming convention for the surname of someone who is the son of Muggi.

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