Girls Rock!

One day, back in 2011, Icelandic activist Áa Einarsdóttir was in the United States exploring Oakland during her anthropology studies. There, she came upon a flyer advertising a music and activism camp for girls. Intrigued, Áa got in touch and was introduced to the far-reaching world of the Girls Rock Camp Alliance.

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“You Don’t Have to Be a Genius to Be in a Band”

Ateria band winner of Músíktilraunir 2018

Composer Béla Bartók once famously said, “Competitions are for horses, not artists.” The Iceland Music Experiments (IME) have proven him wrong many times over. A yearly competition for up-and-coming Icelandic musicians, IME have since 1982 been a stepping stone to success for bands such as Mammút, Agent Fresco, and Of Monsters and Men. This year’s winning band, Ateria, says horsing around together is key to making good music.

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