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Interview: Uyarakq (GL)

Uyarakq

In North America, we rarely hear music from Greenland on mass media, and that’s a damn shame. The fact is, the Greenlandic music-making scene is robust with talent and ambition in all popular genres, like rock, classical, metal, hip-hop/rap and folk, to name a few. To break this Greenlandic music silence, two acts from the […]

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Playlist: Nordic Artists Playing SXSW 2017

Nordic Music at SXSW Music 2017

Time flies when you’re having fun constantly listening to Nordic music to share here on Nordic Spotlight! Suddenly it’s almost the start of South by Southwest Music again. Come March, we’ll be in Austin, Texas once again to cover the bands that hail from Northern Europe. This SXSW is different, though, for two reasons: 1) […]

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30 Nordic Music Artists on the 2017 SXSW Music Schedule

Nordic Music at SXSW Music 2017

YOU GUYS, THIS IS HUGE. Today, SXSW festival and conference released their latest line-up of artists playing official showcases, and this batch brings the number of artists from Nordic countries to a total of 30! We’re so excited there is finally a spotlight at SXSW on music from the Arctic because we know (as do […]

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Enjoy Our 5th Birthday Playlist and Party!

Nordic Spotlight's 5th Birthday Cake

IT’S OUR 5TH BIRTHDAY! We can hardly believe it, but it’s true…we turn half a decade young today, November 15. Being 5 years old is a giant milestone for a niche music website like us. A big deal, even. We’ve come a long way, baby! To celebrate, we’re having a Nordic music listening party at […]

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Nordic Spotlight Is On Hype Machine!

Hype Machine

You read that headline correctly: our humble little blog is one of the 700+ sites that are being aggregated on a regular basis by the good people at Hype Machine. Chances are you are intimately familiar with the work that they do, but if not, here’s a quick summation: since 2005, the folks at Hype […]

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Simon Lynge (GL) – “Infinitely You”

Simon Lynge

Simon Lynge is a singer-songwriter who was raised in Greenland. Lynge is the first solo musical artist from Greenland to have an album released across the United Kingdom, and the first Greenlander to play the UK’s Glastonbury Festival. Lynge has performed extensively across Europe and the United States, and he accompanied Emmylou Harris as support […]

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Interview With Nive Nielsen (GL) – On Tour at SXSW 2012 – “Room”

Nive Nielsen

Nive Nielsen of Nive Nielsen & the Deer Children talks to us about her background and her thoughts of playing at SXSW 2012. Short bio: If you got a team of the greatest children’s book writers in the world together, they couldn’t invent Greenlandic folk pop singer Nive Nielsen. In her case at least, band bios are simply […]

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Nordic Bands at SXSW 2012

SXSW 2012

Every March since 1987, thousands of industry people and fans (2011 totaled over 200,000 attendees) flock to Austin, Texas for the SXSW Interactive, Film, and Music festival. For 10 straight days, Downtown Austin comes alive with a massive crowd interested in searching for the latest craze in Interactive services, films, and to catch some of […]

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