In the glow of the focus on Nordic Council Session 2021, we want to celebrate the musicians who was nominated for the Nordic Council music prize. On Monday Mattias and Josephine got to see a great amount of the nominees who we want share with you on our Spotify playlist Nordic Council 2021!
I, Josephine, want to highlight Swedish Lena Willemark, who began the evening by performing a “kolock”, but also Finnish Verneri Pohjola who is a very talented trumpeter. And then of course Eivør Pálsdóttir from Faroe Islands, who won the Nordic Council Music Prize 2021.
And I, Mattias, would like to acknowledge the playfulness of Stian Carstensen and Anu Komsi’s performances, while I stand in awe of the long career and touching presence of Þorgerður Ingólfsdóttir.
Niviaq Korneliussen’s acceptance speech for the literature prize was by far the most moving, but I will also remember interviewing a very happy Eivør Pálsdóttir.