Icelandic Reggae Artists You NEED To Hear: Teitur Magnússon, Hjálmar & Amaba Dama
October 15th, 2014 | IMX Inside Iceland
Although this solo project doesn't strictly fall into the category of reggae, the project is headed by the singer/guitarist of Icelandic reggae collective Ojba Rasta. This extraordinary character named Teitur has just released his first solo single 'Nenni'.
Produced by Mike Lindsay (Cheek Mountain Chief, Low Roar & Tunng), this track will make you feel like you're enjoying a summer sunset while chillin' in a hammock hanging from a palm tree on a Caribbean island… but with an Oriental touch! Sounds tempting? Give it a listen and stay tuned – Teitur is about to release his first solo album, entitled '27', very soon.
WOW – this Icelandic cultural and musical phenomenom just celebrated their 10th anniversary! So first of all: Congrats, Hjálmar and thanks for bringing those warm Jamaican tunes to Iceland.
To celebrate this occasion, they played a sold-out show in Reykjavík concert house Harpa and released a 'Best of' album.
Icelandic reggae veterans Hjálmar combining classic old-school reggae with their Icelandic musical roots – creating the unique sounds of 'lopapeysu-reggae'. If you have the chance to catch them live you should not miss out. You are sure to enjoy an energetic yet relaxed performance with the guarantee of mucho fun!
This jolly bunch of Reykjavíkans are known by the name of Amaba Dama. Not only because there are so many of them – counting a singing trio, guitar, bass, drums, trumpet and keyboard – rather because of their joyful performance and their cheerful, bass-line driven reggae tunes.