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Reggae through Iceland’s longest night of the year

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Huffington Post Story by Stephen Weir. December 12, 2016
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/stephen-weir/icelandic-reggae-amabadama_b_13533242.html
On December 21st – Day One of Winter – sunlight in Reykjavik is just a 4 hour 7 minute low-in-the-sky rumour. The dim sol stays lit long enough for Icelanders to shop, grab an espresso, gas the car and suck up what little light the gods offer that day. Busy. Busy. But oh so brief. What do Icelanders do for the other 20 hours of a winter day? ForGnúsi Yones, Salka Sól Eyfeland Steinunn Jónsdóttir, the three singing stars ofAmabAdamA the seemingly never-ending night is time for perfecting the Jamaica strut,singing and writing reggae music -- all in Icelandic of course!Next spring when the sun comes back, AmabAdamA will have a new album for their growing world fan base.

There wasn’t much light last month when I travelled to Reykjavik to take in the Airwaves music festival. Sixth year in a row and the third time I was seeing AmabAdamA.For most of the sh…