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Read more about some of the current cultural exchange projects between Denmark and the United States.

Nordic Design Diplomacy in New York

Nordic Design Diplomacy in New York opens virtual doors for the public to get an exclusive look at the prestigious Nordic consular residences in NYC.

Nordic Design Diplomacy in New York combines traditional diplomacy and informal dialogue in exploring how design is used to share different perspectives on culture and values. 

Consul General of Denmark in New York, Ambassador Berit Basse, invited Eva Christine Jensen, Founder and Principal of Eva Jensen Design, along with Kyle Bergman, Founder of Architecture & Design Film Festival to be part of the Denmark salon and talk about the power of design. The two acclaimed architects shared their experiences and perspectives working in different cultural context in the Denmark and the US.

Nordic Jazz in Washington D.C.

Every summer, the Nordic Embassies in Washington D.C. present the annual Nordic Jazz Festival – a cherished tradition showcasing top artists from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

Nordic Jazz presents a unique sound that emphasizes the natural elements of the Nordic countries with a modern interpretation. Nordic jazz music tends to be experimental, but melodically strong, with a spacious sound and open song structures.

This year, the Nordic Embassies partnered with the acclaimed Blues Alley Jazz Club to present a week of online jazz concerts.

From Denmark, Mathias Heise Quadrillion, performed their unique sound. Mathias Heise is one of the few jazz harmonica players in Denmark and is inspired by the fusion genre. Mathias Heise Quadrillion, formed in 2012, reinvented jazz fusion by combining the chromatic harmonica with new, updated funk-rock-jazz – the so-called FuRoJazz.