Get your dose of Swiss folk music at this free concert in Riyadh

The performance by Swiss artists Marc Aymon and Milla Besson is part of the Francophonie celebration by the Swiss Embassy…

Think of Swiss music and yodelling inevitably comes to mind. But the country’s music extends beyond the traditional to jazz and rap and everything in between.

For all you cultural music lovers who want an excellent introduction to Swiss music, don’t miss Swiss artists Marc Aymon and Milla Besson, who will be in town this weekend to take you on a musical trip to Switzerland.

The one-night-only concert will be held on Thursday April 18 at the open-air Cultural Palace in Riyadh’s Diplomatic Quarter.

Organised by the Swiss Embassy in Riyadh – in cooperation with the French Embassy and Alliance Française – as part of the Francophonie festival, celebrating the French language and Francophonie cultures, the event aims to showcase French-language Swiss music.

The lead artist, Marc, is a poet and singer whose work, described as “folklore with a modern twist”, centres on themes such as his travels, art, and national heritage. With eight albums and four singles, his songs are widely played in French-speaking countries.

Meanwhile, Milla is a singer-songwriter with concerts to her credit in French-speaking regions globally.

This is the first time the duo will perform in Saudi Arabia.

Their performance in Riyadh will feature their joint project “Glaneurs”, a compilation of 15 Swiss poems and songs which showcase the Swiss cultural heritage.

The best part? The concert is free and open to everyone on a first-come, first-served basis. All you need to do is  reserve your seat here.

Swiss Francophonie Concert: Marc Aymon & Milla, Apr 18, 8pm to 9.30pm, Cultural Palace, Diplomatic Quarter, Riyadh. Doors open at 7.30pm. Free entry, but you need to reserve your seats here. @swissembassyksa

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