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The Two Anthems of Denmark

October 28, 2014 olaf 0

Every country has one national anthem which it uses to represent itself in official functions and occasions. Denmark, along with New Zealand can be considered unique in the sense that it has two, which it uses either alone or played in succession, when the occasion calls for it. Each one though has its primary use. […]

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Danish Edison as the Creator of Jensen Loudspeakers

June 8, 2014 olaf 0

The loudspeaker will always have a connection with Denmark courtesy of Danish inventor Peter L. Jensen. Although Jensen developed his invention when he was already living in America, this does not negate the fact that the loudspeaker was developed by a Dane. From its original use for public address systems, Jensen speakers eventually became an important component for amplifying the sound of musical instruments. […]

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Spillemandsmusik: Traditional Danish Music

March 29, 2014 olaf 0

Each country has its own traditional music to speak of. Even in the case of those who have been under other countries and have therefore been subject to much influence, a distinct form of music will still arise. Traditional Danish music traces its roots to pre-modern Denmark.  […]

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Emmelie de Forest: Danish Singer-Songwriter

March 14, 2014 olaf 0

This Danish singer-songwriter has the long birth-name Emmelie Charlotte-Victoria de Forest but gladly answers to the shorter version Emmelie de Forest or simply Emmelie. She recently came into the limelight after winning the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 for Denmark. Her debut album under the Universal Music label has been taken from the winning song “Only Teardrops”. […]

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Denmark Gears Up to Host the Eurovision Song Contest 2014

March 9, 2014 olaf 0

For the third time, Denmark will host the prestigious Eurovision Song Contest for this year 2014. Two semi-final events have been scheduled for May 6 and 8, respectively. The finals is set to happen on May 10. Choice for the hosting country follows the tradition of winning countries acting as host for the next year’s event. Emmelie de Forrest who sang “Only Teardrops” brought home the top award for Denmark in 2013. […]

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Carl Th. Dreyer – The Tyrannical Dane

March 8, 2014 olaf 0

Denmark has produced one of the greatest cinema directors of all time. Like many personalities who have rose to claim their brilliance from a difficult origin, so did Carl Theodor Dreyer who was more commonly known as Carl Th. Dreyer. He was born an illegitimate child who eventually lived with adoptive parents. They were said to be emotionally distant from him and remained so all throughout up until he voluntarily left home at the age of sixteen. […]

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How Denmark’s Monarchy Influenced Its Music

December 27, 2013 olaf 0

Monarchs wield considerable influence in the places where they rule. It is not quite common however to think of such influence in the context of music. In Denmark, its monarchy had a big role in the evolution of its music.
Christian I was known to have engaged a permanent corp of trumpeters when he was crowned in 1448. Soon after, corps of court singers and instrumental ensembles were in place. During the reign of Christian III, the chapel royal was using a combination of works from Italian, German, French, and Dutch masters.  […]

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Emmelie de Forest’s Tour Postponed Indefinitely

September 30, 2013 olaf 0

Emmelie de Forest’s win in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest has turned her into a household name in Denmark, which is why fans are surely disappointed over the postponement of her tour in Germany and Denmark.
The tour, which was set to start next month in October, has been cancelled indefinitely with Emmelie posting the announcement on her Facebook page. She did not say when the tour would push through, but her post (written below) does indicate that she is still preparing for it. […]

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Entries for the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2014 Now Being Accepted

August 22, 2013 olaf 0

Denmark is the proud winner of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) but that doesn’t mean that the country is planning to rest on its laurels. In preparation for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix is already accepting entries from which they would select the Danish National Song to represent the country next year. […]

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