A traditional Swedish celebration with free folk and pop concerts to be discovered as part of World music Day (aka Make Music Day) 2019, what do you think about it? Head to Paris Institut Suédois (Swedish Institute) on FridayJune 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 two free concerts performed by female artists coming straight from the current Swedish music stage: Hey Elbow and Death and Vanilla.
The concerts will be performed in partnership with the Les Femmes s'en mêlent festival.
Coming from Malmö, Julia Ringdahl (voice/guitar), Ellen Petersson (horn/electro) and Liam Amner (drums) are the members of Hey Elbow. After a first critically-acclaimed almbum in 2015, the trio came back on stage last year with C0C0C0 bringing together all the ingredients of the first album: a sense for melody that you can hear through an experimental music with strong pop references. With a jazz training and an ear for distortion, they create an eccentric pop music.
Death and Vanilla
Also coming from Malmö and led by Marleen Nilsson and Anders Hansson, Death and Vanilla brings the old instruments back (vibraphone, organ, mellotron, tremolo guitar or moof) in order to find the color of the 60's and 70's sountracks, the German Krautrock, the French yé-yé pop music and the psych from the 60's. After a first EP released in 2010, an eponymous album in 2012, two albums in 2015 and 2018, Death and Vanilla has just released a new album this year called Are you a dreamer?
Ready to enjoy a Scandinavian Make Music Day on June 21?
For even more tips and outing ideas, take a look at our selection for Make Music Day 2019:
On 21 June 2019
Starts at 5 p.m.
11 rue Payenne
75003 Paris 3
L’entrée se fait exceptionnellement par les grilles du jardin au 10, rue Elzévir.
Vente de spécialités suédoises sur place.