On June 20, 2020, I performed a live stream event focusing on the music with a Scandinavian/Nordic connection. It was the the summer solstice, the longest day of the year for the northern hemisphere. This day is a big deal for northern countries, particularly Finland and Sweden. I compiled one song from each of the countries (west to east) into a live recording: Solstice Live.
At this time, I am only making it available on Bandcamp. It is available free or pay what you want. All proceeds from this recording will go to the Extinction Rebellion, “a decentralised, international and politically non-partisan movement using non-violent direct action and civil disobedience to persuade governments to act justly on the Climate and Ecological Emergency.”
I hope you enjoy music and are staying safe.
1. “Beggar’s Prayer” - Emiliana Torrini (Iceland)
2. “Scoundel Days” - A-Ha (Norway)
3. “The Aftermath” - Kashmir (Denmark)
4. “The Nest” - José González (Sweden)
5. “Northern Nights” - Mike Westhues (Finland)