Journeys #14 | Sugarcubes Drummer On Fishballs, Music, Iceland, & Calypso | Sigtryggur Baldursson

From Rock n’ Roll Star to The Godfather Of The Iceland Music Scene

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The Journey of Sigtryggur Baldursson

Founding Member & Drummer for Bjork’s first band, The Sugarcubes, and Managing Director of Iceland Music

Meet Sigtryggur Baldursson​​​​​​​, the managing director for the Iceland Music office that helps Icelandic music find various opportunities and audiences around the world.

This is a replay of the 14th episode of the JOURNEYS Webcast—Adventure & Discovery In The Time of Corona where Allan Karl and Sigtryggur Baldurssonchatted from Iceland to San Diego when this show originally Livestreamed on July 20, 2020.

The Journeys Webcast is a weekly live stream event where travelers, entrepreneurs, vintners, chefs, musicians, authors, speakers, and ordinary people living extraordinary lives come together for an hour of storytelling, inspiration, idea-sharing, and connection.

A veteran musician whee outside of Iceland he is best known for his work with Björk’s first band, the Sugarcubes, from 1986 through 1992. He is co-owner of their music label, Bad Taste (Smekkleysa). He has also worked extensively with Emiliana Torrini and other Icelandic artists. He has an alter ego by the name of Bogomil Font who is the only Calypso singer in Iceland.

Our Conversation Touched On Some of These Topics & More:

  • The Journey From Iceland To World Fame | How Siggi helped put Iceland and its burgeoning music scene on the world map.
  • Who Is Bogomil Font? | The Alter-ego Calypso singer in Iceland!
  • Experimental Percussion Music | Utilizing telecommunication, satellite covers, and video to create outer world sounds.
  • Kayaking & Codfishing | What’s the secret to making wicked fishballs?

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