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Upcoming Concerts in Reykjavík: Rock and Afrobeat

Alternative rock band Skátar will perform alongside other musicians at Faktorý in central Reykjavík on Friday, July 5, to honor the memory of their late band member Björn Kolbeinsson, who died in a diving accident in the Silfra rift at Þingvellir National Park in December 2012.

skatar_sigridurellaSkátar. Photo by Sigríður Ella.

Known as Bjössi Skáti and El Buerno, Björn played the bass and guitar in the bands Skátar, Petrograd and Boltrope. He is described as a loyal friend, music lover and globetrotter. Since 2009, Björn lived in Geneva, Switzerland, where he worked as a lawyer for EFTA, as stated in a press release.

In addition to Skátar, Bloodgroup, Grísalappalísa, Jan Mayen, Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson and kimono will perform at the occasion.

Tickets cost ISK 1,000 (USD 8, EUR 6) and all proceedings will go to Kvennaathvarfið, a shelter for sufferers of domestic violence. The house opens at 9:30 pm and the concert starts one hour later.

Today, July 4, Bangoura Band will perform at Café Haiti at the Reykjavík wharf. Comprised of nine members, the band plays afrobeat—its frontman, Cheick Bangoura, was born and raised in Guinea. The concert starts at 9 pm and tickets cost ISK 1,000.

The KEX Köntrí Festival, celebrating the culture of bluegrass and country, will take place in the capital July 4-6. The festival’s highlight is a concert by alt-country band Lambchop from Nashville, Tennessee.


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