Contemporary Danish Music

One of the Museum of Danish America's graduate student interns from Denmark, Helle Christensen, is presenting her favorite contemporary Danish music. Part I will feature music in Danish, and Part II will be music in English!
Quadron is an amazing soul, funk and r&b band consisting of Coco Maja Hastrup Karshøj and Robin Hannibal. They've named their style of music as electronic soul.  Hey Love - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P7N_vlvU8w Favorite Star - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucwj4cFCmOw It's gonna get you - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJTByiV4e_4 Slippin - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIDQxYd83z0&list=ALYL4kY05133qn_dlcxF1nZ07A84pVKvC5

Quadron is an amazing soul, funk and r&b band consisting of Coco Maja Hastrup Karshøj and Robin Hannibal. They've named their style of music as electronic soul. Hey Love - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P7N_vlvU8w Favorite Star - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucwj4cFCmOw It's gonna get you - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJTByiV4e_4 Slippin - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIDQxYd83z0&list=ALYL4kY05133qn_dlcxF1nZ07A84pVKvC5

MØ means 'maiden', but it's also part of the initials of Karen Marie Ørsted, a female artists who has really taken the Danish music scene with storm over the past year.  Pilgrim - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5uIVBxWZVU Don't Wanna Dance - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gc7SfWGT-ak Glass - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pB5RfOwrmWQ Never Wanna Know - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRIIHEndqbE XXX 88 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmLMPFXzBLA

MØ means 'maiden', but it's also part of the initials of Karen Marie Ørsted, a female artists who has really taken the Danish music scene with storm over the past year. Pilgrim - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5uIVBxWZVU Don't Wanna Dance - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gc7SfWGT-ak Glass - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pB5RfOwrmWQ Never Wanna Know - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRIIHEndqbE XXX 88 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmLMPFXzBLA

Nanna Øland, better known as Ohland, originally trained to become a professional ballet dancer, but ended up taking the music route instead - and a good thing she did!  White Nights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LcL7MAqwOc Sun of a Gun - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWRi7gDYjVY Renaissance Girls - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFCYo3XocIM Pyromaniac - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW1yf764hiY

Nanna Øland, better known as Ohland, originally trained to become a professional ballet dancer, but ended up taking the music route instead - and a good thing she did! White Nights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LcL7MAqwOc Sun of a Gun - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWRi7gDYjVY Renaissance Girls - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFCYo3XocIM Pyromaniac - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW1yf764hiY

Beautiful in looks, voice and songs, Agnes Obel brought with her a new appreciation to the classical sounds like piano and harp. Her music leaves you floating away.  Just So - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NmjJeNFUVU Riverside - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjncyiuwwXQ&list=PL9A5DF3D7B12D1FDF Philharmonics - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNrphZgtGKg Dorian - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC23qupoDRn9YOAVzeoxjOQA

Beautiful in looks, voice and songs, Agnes Obel brought with her a new appreciation to the classical sounds like piano and harp. Her music leaves you floating away. Just So - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NmjJeNFUVU Riverside - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjncyiuwwXQ&list=PL9A5DF3D7B12D1FDF Philharmonics - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNrphZgtGKg Dorian - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC23qupoDRn9YOAVzeoxjOQA

Nabiha brings soul, disco and a heavy dose of charm to Danish music. It's hard to keep your feet still during great songs like 'Deep Sleep'.  Deep Sleep - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbMqrRxn7_c Mind the Gap - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avY-XIFNas0 Trouble - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsL0NYkOPEY Never Played the Bass - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ugacn9WHsJ8 Ask Yourself - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjrAaHYhtoY

Nabiha brings soul, disco and a heavy dose of charm to Danish music. It's hard to keep your feet still during great songs like 'Deep Sleep'. Deep Sleep - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbMqrRxn7_c Mind the Gap - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avY-XIFNas0 Trouble - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsL0NYkOPEY Never Played the Bass - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ugacn9WHsJ8 Ask Yourself - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjrAaHYhtoY

Although it bears the name of the lead singer, Lukas Graham is also the name of the band. Lead singer Lukas has proven he's got amazing talent and an impressive voice, but to many Danes he's still remembered as a toddler in the popular children's movies 'Krummerne'.

Although it bears the name of the lead singer, Lukas Graham is also the name of the band. Lead singer Lukas has proven he's got amazing talent and an impressive voice, but to many Danes he's still remembered as a toddler in the popular children's movies 'Krummerne'.

Another singer/songwriter, Mads Langer's smooth and sensitive style can melt the heart of many a girl.  Heartquake - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5oTWDTmXTQ Elephant - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0i8EUEiDro Microscope - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnszbAVzXyA Wake me up in time - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6W9dEEUx0E You're not alone - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHDuP303XyE København - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MLrhB3yMPA

Another singer/songwriter, Mads Langer's smooth and sensitive style can melt the heart of many a girl. Heartquake - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5oTWDTmXTQ Elephant - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0i8EUEiDro Microscope - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnszbAVzXyA Wake me up in time - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6W9dEEUx0E You're not alone - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHDuP303XyE København - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MLrhB3yMPA

Singer/songwriter Tina Dickow epitomizes the Nordic feel - even more so after she married an Icelandic musician and moved to Iceland, where the grand nature surroundings must be a great source of inspiration.

Singer/songwriter Tina Dickow epitomizes the Nordic feel - even more so after she married an Icelandic musician and moved to Iceland, where the grand nature surroundings must be a great source of inspiration.

The William Blakes is a very critically acclaimed band that has also received the 'Star-sprinkling' award from the Crown prince and princess.  The Light - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qA42Cm8rcuI Caves and light - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZ86UuA5U1o Science is Religion - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7uWwPL1OK4 Secrets of the State - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fs5vrLS2XlE

The William Blakes is a very critically acclaimed band that has also received the 'Star-sprinkling' award from the Crown prince and princess. The Light - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qA42Cm8rcuI Caves and light - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZ86UuA5U1o Science is Religion - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7uWwPL1OK4 Secrets of the State - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fs5vrLS2XlE

Don't mistake the Carribean sound of the Eclectic Moniker, it's Danish through and through - sometimes it's just nice with a little summer feel in the dark north.  Easter Island -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmSpxj4K6uY Going to Paris - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0n0_nlen8qc Sports - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roAgHcclsEE Norway - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mMPOuK3vkg

Don't mistake the Carribean sound of the Eclectic Moniker, it's Danish through and through - sometimes it's just nice with a little summer feel in the dark north. Easter Island -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmSpxj4K6uY Going to Paris - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0n0_nlen8qc Sports - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roAgHcclsEE Norway - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mMPOuK3vkg

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