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The second evening of Reykjavik Jazz Festival, which consists of 3 performances, will take place in Tjarnarbíó, the old cinema beside the City Hall and the town lake ‘Reykjavíkurtjörn’. Click here to buy tickets.

Salsakommúnan (The Salsa Commune) is a group that performs original dance music, influenced by traditional Latin American themes. The group writes its own original lyrics in Icelandic that are inspired by the magic realism that characterizes so much of Latin American literature, mixed with cold Icelandic reality. This paradoxical fusion of hot and cold combines these contrasting cultures in a fresh and novel way. The group released its first album, Rok í Reykjavik (Stormy Reykjavík) in 2018 and has gained a reputation as a lively and fun live band, performing salsa concerts for seasoned salsa-dancers and novices alike.

LINEUP:
Baldvin Snær Hlynsson – Piano
Alexandra Kjeld – Bass
Þorgrímur Þorsteinsson – Cuban Tres Guitar
Sölvi Rögnvaldsson – Percussion and vocals
Símon Karl Sigurðarson Melsteð – Vocals and Percussion
Helge Haar – Percussion
Helgi Reyr Auðarsson Guðmundsson – Percussion
Snorri Sigurðarson – Trumpet
Sæmundur Rögnvaldsson – Trumpet
Tumi Árnason – Saxophone
Sigrún Kristbjörg Jónsdóttir – Trombone