Monday, May 09, 2016

Mondays in Iceland - #61



A different perspective on Perlan.

In reality, its just my way to disguise yet another post about Jófríður Ákadóttir, pearl of Iceland and the core of Pascal Pinon, shown here with her sister Ásthildur with a sample from their upcoming album:



Jófríður has been quite the globe-trekker of late, her Instagram feed has featured locales as diverse as Dublin, Berlin, L.A., Jamaica, Brooklyn, Seattle, and, lately, China. She is currently traveling without her sister, who is studying in Europe. Jó's musical partner for this stage of her sojurn is Kari Jahnsen, AKA Farao:



Jó is also working with Kristján Eldjárn of the group Sykur:



A new Samaris album, Black Lights, will be released on June 10th:



And she's been playing on her own:



No exact date on the new Pascal Pinon album, I'll be watching for it.

By Professor Batty



4 Comments:

Blogger Jono said...

Those young women still look like kids, but they must be about 20 by now, aren't they? My cousin, Stefán Örn Stefánsson, is married to Ólöf Eldjárn, Kristján Eldjárn's aunt. All those Eldjárns are a pretty talented bunch. Ólöf is the only one I have met and she is very nice, besides being really smart.


Blogger Professor Batty said...

I think they are 21 now, maybe 22.

Not to generalize, the Icelandic women I've met have been have been intelligent and open. Jófríður is some kind of phenom, I've been following her activities just to see what she'll do next!


Blogger Shoshanah Lee Marohn said...

I love Pascal Piñon! Always listen to them in the car when I'm alone. Thank you so much for the CDs!


Blogger Professor Batty said...

No word yet when the new one will ship.

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