Ólöf Arnalds and Skúli Sverrisson performed in a special concert at Café Flóra in Reykjavík on December 21 to celebrate the winter solstice and the upcoming festivities. Most of the pieces performed by the duo for the occasion are part of the latest effort by Iceland’s songstress, Ólöf Sings, which was released last November as an EP. The warm notes like a cozy blanket enveloped the audience that was also invited by Ólöf to sing along with her.
Café Flóra, with its dangling foliage, lights and almost theatrical red curtains, is another setting graced with a unique flavor that you could only properly place in a city like Reykjavík. Partly greenhouse and partly oriental garden, and situated inside the Capital’s Botanical Gardens, the cafe complemented the music with a soft and intimate atmosphere.
Here is a small taste of the show.