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Rasmus Lyberth / Greta Sundström


From Greenland, singer/songwriter Rasmus Lyberth has captivated Danish and Greenlandic audiences since the 1970s and is increasingly popular with international audiences. Whether performing at Royal Albert Hall or in smaller venues across Denmark, Rasmus has a unique ability to transcend language barriers and convey the drama and beauty of Greenlandic culture. He is the recipient of the Danish PH Prize, the Danish Jazz, Beat and Folk Prize, and the prestigious Nordic Council’s Medal of Honor, among others. He was knighted by HM Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, and has been asked to perform on several official royal visits abroad. Over the years he has had performances in Mexico, Bolivia, Canada, Iceland, throughout Europe, and at the Sundance Film Festival.
Accordion virtuoso Greta Sundström is master of a vast repertoire ranging from classical pieces to folk music and dance-friendly pop tunes. She regularly represents the Åland Islands at festivals and performances throughout the Nordic and Baltic regions and has released several CDs including Elvira (2003) and Keep All Doors Open (2010). She also teaches and has performed on television and in feature films in Sweden.
This presentation is sponsored by the Danish Arts Council Committee for Music.

Nordic Cool 2013 is presented in cooperation with the Nordic Council of Ministers and Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.

Presenting Underwriter
HRH Foundation

Festival Co-Chairs
The Honorable Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, Marilyn Carlson Nelson, and Barbro Osher

Major support is provided by the Honorable Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, Mrs. Marilyn Carlson Nelson and Dr. Glen Nelson, the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, David M. Rubenstein, the State Plaza Hotel, and the Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts.

Rasmus Lyberth / Greta Sundström