World Music Day 2018 at Paris Institut Suédois

This year, for this new Make Music Day held on Thursday June 21, 2018, Paris Institut Suédois welcomes Vaz and Adna for a unique and free music moment!

A traditional Swedish celebration with free folk and pop concerts to be discovered as part of World music Day (aka Make Music Day) 2018, what do you think about it? Head to Paris Institut Suédois (Swedish Institute) on Thursday June 21!

On the menu this year? Traditional folkloric dance taking children and adults around the midsummer mast. Flower crowns, an irresistible symbol of the Swedish Midsommar, will be seen everywhere.

Gardens of the Hôtel de Marle will look all festive with a free concert performed by artists coming straight from the current Swedish music stage, with, first of all, Vaz including Jenny and Cecilia Vaz, two Swedish sisters coming from Cape Verde, followed by Adna.


Jenny and Cecilia Vaz, two Swedish sisters from Cape Verde, create a duet with multiple talents: both writer-composer and producers involved in women’s issue in the music industry (Studio XX), they get inspired by the rough Nordic climate and the traditional Swedish folklore to present a unique sound that creates bounds between Scandinavia and the Western African diaspora. They African-futurist sound and their enchanting performances took them from the Stockholm underground stages to the worldwide stages. After a critically acclaimed album and collaborations with many Scandinavian artists, they have been nominated to the Swedish Grammys for “producer of the year” and “best pop alternative”!

Since her first EP in 2012, Adna already released three albums, including the last one, Closure, that came out in 2017, and revealed her beyond Sweden and Germany. Influenced by the Berlin scene where she lives, the young Swedish singer with a Bosnian background, who already performed as a guest for Agnès Obel in France, signs with the Despotz label melancholic and delicate tracks, a rather minimalist style between dream pop and indie folk.

Detailed program of the evening:

  • 5 p.m.: doors opening
  • 5:45 p.m.: Dance #1
  • 6:45 p.m.: Dance #2
  • 8 p.m.: Adna
  • 9 p.m.: VAZ

For even more tips and outing ideas, take a look at our selection for Make Music Day 2018:


Caroline J.
Last updated on 1 June 2018

Practical information

Opening Time
On 21 June 2018
Starts at 5 p.m.



    11 rue Payenne
    75003 Paris 3


    Recommended age
    For all

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    Entrée libre.
    L’entrée se fait exceptionnellement par les grilles du jardin au 10, rue Elzévir.
    Vente de spécialités suédoises sur place.