In appreciation of the country’s 2014 Guest of Honour status at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, H.E. Max Bjuhr, Sweden’s Ambassador to the UAE is set to stage a free concert of traditional Swedish Sami music.
Sofia Jannok - an advocate for the identity of the Sami people of northern Sweden - will perform a one-off concert of ‘joiksa’ traditional Sami song on Tuesday evening at Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi.
The free concert begins at 7pm, and Sofia will be joined on stage by acclaimed Emirati soul singer Hamdan Al Abri – fresh from his ground-breaking Abu Dhabi Festival performance with jazz legend Herbie Hancock.
The duo will deliver an evening of song embracing two rich cultures and long-established traditions.
Sofia Jannok will be in concert at 7pm, Tuesday 6 May in the auditorium of the Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, Reem Island. Free entry
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