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The five selected artists

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Read more about the five artists who will be performing at the Danish pavilion in Paris.

112 artists applied to perform at the Danish pavilion in the center of Paris this summer. A professional committee has now selected five artists to represent the Danish music scene during Denmark's promotional efforts for the Olympic Games.


Rebecca Helewa Graversen from the Danish Embassy in Paris is part of the professional committee that has selected the five acts to perform at the Danish pavilion during the Olympics in Paris this summer. She discusses the idea of creating a symbiosis between sports and music:


"The Olympics are not just about medals and competition, but also a global celebration, and I am sure that Paris will be a truly festive host city this year. The Danish Pavilion will be located right in the heart of the city, and with the music program and all the other activities happening inside, I am confident that it will attract many people."


In the selection of the five acts, it has been emphasized that they not only demonstrate experience and high artistic level but also represent the diversity and breadth of Danish music, and that they have the potential to captivate a French and international audience.


Danish artists fit well into the French music scene.


"France is huge, very diverse, and multicultural with roots and connections reaching out to large parts of the world. And generally quite open to music and culture from other corners of the globe," says Rebecca.



Through her many years of work as a cultural and press coordinator at the Danish Embassy in Paris, Rebecca Helewa Graversen has gained extensive experience with Franco-Danish collaborations within the music industry, providing her with valuable insights into the French music and cultural scene.


"Culture in France is a vital part of most people's daily lives. It always has been, but Paris currently brims with more art, culture, and offerings than it has in a long time," she explains, indicating that the French platform provides a solid foundation for Danish music exports.


"The musicians performing encompass both artists with a distinctly Nordic sound, appealing to a curiosity and fascination for something exotic from the North. And then there are others who seamlessly fit into a 'French' sound characterized by, for example, electro and afro beats," she concludes.


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The selection committee consists of David Tholander Pedersen from VisitDenmark, Rebecca Helewa Graversen from Le Bicolore/The Danish Embassy in Paris, and the Danish musician Dennis Ahlgren, appointed by ROSA.


The Danish pavilion is centrally located in Paris at Danmarkshuset on Avenue des Champs-Elysées and is open from July 26th to August 11th, 2024. The concerts take place in the adjacent Danish church, Frederikskirken, which is transformed into a cultural stage for the occasion, hosting smaller concerts among other events. Each of the selected artists performs for three consecutive days.





The five selected artists for the Denmark Pavilion in Paris



DAYYANI is the Danish-Iranian sensation who has made waves on the pop scene with her profound and energetic music. After establishing her name with the critically acclaimed EP 'Pretty in Defense' and hits like 'Blink Twice', which was the 10th most played song on P3 in 2023, Dayyani has emerged as one of the most promising new artists in Denmark.


With performances at major festivals like Roskilde and the German Reeperbahn, Dayyani has also attracted international attention. Through collaborations with international partners, she is expanding her music, particularly in the German market. Therefore, the showcase at Frederikskirken could be the beginning of new French industry relationships.


Dayyani's musical talent, combined with her charismatic stage persona, makes her a name to watch.


Dayyani is playing the Denmark Pavilion on the 26th, 27th and the 28th of July.





JJ PAULO has cemented himself in the Danish music scene as an ambitious and vibrant musical contribution with his energetic pop-infused afrobeat.


JJ PAULO's music and recognition extend far beyond Denmark's borders, with several international festivals already booking him for 2024. Afrobeat is a genre that is gaining more and more prominence worldwide, and he himself says that the goal is to "break down silos and build bridges between cultures by being everywhere, globally."


During 2023, JJ Paulo has performed in over 75 concerts across Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Tanzania, the United Kingdom, and Iceland, and has even been awarded the "Concert Experience of the Year" prize at the Danish Music Award Roots.


In short, JJ Paulo is an artist to experience, and he promises that no one will stand still in Frederikskirken when he performs on July 29th, 30th, and 31st.




BRIMHEIM represents one of the most striking talents on the alternative pop and rock scene - both in Denmark and internationally.


Brimheim has garnered abundant praise from both Danish and international critics. With accolades such as four Faroese Music Awards, the Carl Prize for "Talent of the Year" in 2022, and being featured on "P3's Uundgåelige," Brimheim has established itself as a significant Danish success story that has made waves abroad.


She is already well underway in establishing herself in the French market with campaigns and radio rotations, and her showcase will therefore be a safe and natural stepping stone to gain exposure on her international journey in the French music market.


Brimheim will be performing at the Danish pavilion on August 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.




LYDMOR has spent the years before and after the release of her acclaimed and award-winning album "I Told You I’d Tell Them Our Story" from 2018 on intense tours in Europe, the UK, USA, Latin America, and Asia. She has previously played several concerts and festivals in France before Covid, and she will therefore establish her strong comeback in the French music market with this showcase at Frederik's Church.


She is known and notorious for always delivering a magical cocktail of daring visual shows, combined with her enchanting conceptual electropop. She is an artist who never compromises and always follows her own path.


She dazzles her audience every time with her unique stage performance, and we look forward to seeing her unfold her magical universe in the Danish pavilion on August 5th, 6th, and 7th.





TEITUR is by now an experienced artist on the Nordic music scene with two Danish Grammy Awards, over 1000 concerts, and 8 studio albums under his belt. He is an artist with significant international potential, evidenced by his over 400 concerts in North America alone, radio playlist placements, TV appearances on networks like MTV and VH1, and media activity in an additional 25 countries.


Teitur debuted in 2003 with the album "Poetry & Aeroplanes," which, although released in France in 2006, became a massive cult hit. Since then, he has toured regularly in France, gaining a strong familiarity with the French music market. He has also collaborated with several French artists, such as Nolwenn Leroy, whose album, co-produced and co-written by Teitur, achieved Gold status.


Teitur will perform at the Denmark Pavilion on the 8th, 9th, and 10th of August.


The Denmark Pavilion in Paris


During the 17 days of the Olympics, visitors from all over the world will have the opportunity to experience the best of Denmark at the Denmark Pavilion located at Danmarkshuset in Paris and in the Danish church, Frederikskirken. The program, featuring exhibitions, activities, and events, will run from July 26th to August 11th and will be open to the public from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM. The program focuses on quality of life, Danish ideas and skills, as well as sustainable solutions in the global fight against climate change, declining health, and well-being, among other topics. VisitDenmark, along with the Ministry of Industry, Business, and Financial Affairs, leads the initiative, which is supported by the philanthropic association Realdania.



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