Music Programme 2018
Singer and songwriter Nive Nielsen from Nuuk in Greenland, who performed at Tønder Festival last year, has made her mark with emphasis at home, all over Europe and in USA. Her music is americana-inspired indie-folk while the essential raw material is from Nive Nielsen’s Greenland home. The 38 year-old musician released her debut album Nive Sings! in 2012. The album was produced by British John Parish, known for his work with PJ Harvey and Kira Skov. That same year, Nive Nielsen won the Danish Crown Prince’s Stardust Award. Album number two is Feet First from February 2016. Nive Nielsen studied politics in Canada and was a relative latecomer to music and songwriting. Now, the international scene is her playing field, and besides her music Nive Nielsen works as an actress.
She had a role in Terrence Malick’s film The New World (2005), and in 2018 in the thriller series The Terror. Nive Nielsen tours with her band The Deer Children, whose instrumentation is original: ukulele, guitar, saw, drums, bass, keyboard, cello, melodica and glockenspiel.