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Sweden’s Concert of Thanks for Guest of Honour Status

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

Watch the video [ http://youtu.be/hr13WV7UkgA] to Áhpi (Wide as oceans), the title track of her latest album

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