The city of Aarhus, often referred to as “Europe’s cultural city” for 2017, is indeed so. Henzel Clarke, the head of the Jam Link International Association has played a significant role in helping Aarhus to achieve this title.

Jam Link International, a non-profit association, is owned and operated by Henzel Clarke who was born and raised in rural Jamaica, but now resides in Aarhus, Denmark. Since 2009 he has been putting on various cultural events in and around the city, all of which were successful in both presentation and support. The Jam Link Intl. team has done everything from putting on fish fries (exposing Danes to Jamaican cuisine), to live stage shows featuring some of the most respected artists and musicians from Jamaica; Capleton, Beenie Man, Yasus Afari, Lt. Stitchie, Karamanti, Omar Perry (the son of Lee Scratch Perry), and many more. Most, if not all of their events usually incorporate some aspects of the Jamaican culture.

Jam Link Intl. is now planning the 2nd annual two-day Reggae festival to be held in Aarhus, and they are excited about it! So far they have been getting very good feedback from the people who are all eagerly anticipating the event. Because it is their second year doing the Reggae festival, the organizers intend to start small and as such, they will be using one of the bigger indoor venues as opposed to doing it outdoors (as most festivals are traditionally done). They have so far secured a great artist line up which will be announced shortly.