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Amir is a refugee from Afghanistan. Five years ago, he made his way to Europe alone as a teenager, going through precarious and life-threatening situations on his trip.
After his application for asylum was rejected in Norway, he came to Iceland where he waited one year, only for his application to be rejected again. The Icelandic authorities unlawfully tried to deport Amir after he had already passed the one year quota, and would have been legally eligible for a substantial review of his case.
With help from the No Borders activist group and a lawyer who sued the Directorate of Immigration, his case was finally taken up again. After over two whole years of waiting and hiding in Iceland, he finally was granted asylum.
Vestur í bláinn is an experimental music project on immigration in Iceland.
It aims to be a space for voices, different languages and stories of people from diverse origins, that are rarely heard in the context of arts or the public in general.
Along with the release of the music project, 'Vestur í bláinn' will be presented as a multidisciplinary art exhibition in Iceland from September 3rd to September 30th. The exhibition takes place in ten public locations all over Reykjavík, with the participation of various local artists, curated by Claire Paugam and Julius Pollux Rothlaender.
All proceedings from sales on bandcamp will be donated to No Borders Iceland.
All music written, recorded and produced by Julius Pollux Rothlaender.
Ægir Sindri Bjarnason, drums & percussion.
Tumi Árnason, saxophone.
Maja Gravermoen Toresen, violin.
Alison MacNeil, voice.
Sóley Stefánsdóttir, vocals.
Moses Destiny, vocals.
Mixed by Greg Giorgio.
Artwork by Claire Paugam.
Afritað 2.11. 2020 af: https://juliuspollux.bandcamp.com/releases